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Another case of animal hoarding in Mishawaka

The St. Joseph County Humane Society, along with Mishawaka police are investigating a case of animal hoarding.
They say they found 9 dogs, several of them puppies, living in deplorable conditions at a home on Middeboro Street in Mishawaka Wednesday.

They initially responded to a call of "2 dogs on the loose," scanned for a microchip on the dogs, and went to the house.   Dr. Carol Ecker says humane officers were greeted by a horrible smell outside and found 7 more dogs and terrible conditions.
The owner also still lives in the home.  The Humane Society called in the Mishawaka police and Code Enforcement to assist in the investigation.  And humane officers took the dogs out of there.  

Dr. Carol Ecker, Director of the St. Joseph County Humane Society says, "The dogs cannot live there.  It is that filthy and awful and they had way too many animals.  He was breeding animals and there's no way you should have these animals."

Neighbors told us they knew the owner had dogs but didn't know how many.   Dr. Ecker says she's wishes neighbors had contacted them.
She wants to remind people to call them if you suspect someone is breeding or hoarding.  They won't put the animals down.  They will get them out of that situation and rescue them.

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