Jan 10, 2013 11:18 AM

Franklin County Humane Society Seizes 23 Animals From Home

The Franklin County Humane Society received a call of a possible hoarding situation at a home on Willis Avenue Wednesday night, and when they arrived they seized 16 dogs and seven cats.

Officials tell LEX 18 that the living conditions were horrendous. The inside of the home, they say, was covered in feces and urine and had a terrible odor.

The owners surrendered the animals. The problem, however, is that the Franklin County Humane Society is currently overcrowded because of previous hoarding cases. While the cats were able to be housed at the humane society, the dogs had to be taken to another facility in the city.

You may remember in August of last year more than 30 animals were seized from the home of Sandra Coy. They included llamas, pigs, goats, a horse and 28 dogs. The humane society says Coy still refuses to surrender the animals, so they can't adopt them out and they are left to deal with the overcrowding situation and a financial hardship.

An owner of the animals in this latest seizure says it was never his intention to make the situation worse. At last check, the owners of the animals seized Wednesday night have not been charged.


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