Hoarded pets recovering after being removed from Troy home

December 19, 2018 06:34 PM

The nearly 100 pets found hoarded in a Troy home Tuesday are on the road to recovery. However, it's not all good news.

The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Menands -- where the pets are being cared for, says many of the cats have severe eye infections. Some will need to have eyes removed.

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Many of the animals were left coated in filth, feces and fleas. Several of the animals had to be shaved down to get the gunk out of their coats.

Dozens of dogs, cats and on Wednesday -- nearly two dozen birds. Authorities say a half dozen hedgehogs and two rats were found dead in the home. The surviving animals were brought to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.

In all, humane society staff members said they estimate 38 dogs, 35 cats, four to six ferrets and at least 25 birds were being kept in the home.

ACO Kevin McDonough with the city of Troy says they believe at one point, homeowners Michelle and David Hempstead were breeding these animals and will face criminal charges.

If you're interested in adopting any of the animals, you can check on the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society's website at the link below.

MORE INFORMATION: Mohawk Hudson Humane Society


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