Authorities say more than 35 animals were taken from a Jacksonville home in a case of animal hoarding.
The Carteret County Humane Society says it has taken in approximately seven dogs, five puppies, three cats and 20 kittens, while another animal shelter has taken the remaining animals. They say the animals were housed in highly unsanitary conditions.
"This was an example of a rescuer with good intentions that was not able to maintain the number of animals that she had taken in." said Candace Christopherson, Director of the Carteret County Humane Society. "These animals endured deplorable conditions. I am hopeful that they will recover quickly and be placed in permanent homes”.
The Humane Society says all the animals were living in the person's home. A rescue team removed all the animals and they were transported to shelters in Carteret and Pender counties. The animals will be medically evaluated, treated and settled in while they await possible adoption to more permanent homes.