Nearly 200 Animals Rescued From Lynnfield ‘Hoarding House’

This is so sad…

CBS Boston

LYNNFIELD (CBS) — Nearly 200 dogs, cats, birds and reptiles  are being cared for by area shelters in what the Animal Rescue League of Boston is calling one of the “largest hoarding situations the ARL has responded to in recent years.”

One of the dogs rescued from a Lynnfield hoarding house. (Animal Rescue League of Boston) One of the dogs rescued from a Lynnfield hoarding house. (Animal Rescue League of Boston)

A wide range of species including dogs, cats, birds, and reptiles lived in unsanitary conditions, stacked in cages and crates in different areas of the home, the ARL said. The 199 animals were voluntarily surrendered to the ARL and MSPCA-Angell at the end of February.

“When people suffer from the complex psychological conditions that lead to animal hoarding, they become overwhelmed with caring for all the animals they accumulate,” said Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore, vice president of animal welfare at the ARL. “In hoarding situations, both the owner and the animals need help. If you…

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