26 Animals Seized From Calif. Motel Room

Information from: Santa Cruz Sentinel, http://www.santacruzsentinel.com .  You can read more of the story at:http://tinyurl.com/36cvqm

“SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Santa Cruz County authorities have confiscated more than two dozen animals from a couple who were hoarding them in their motel room they shared with two children. Staff of the downtown Santa Cruz motel went to the man and woman’s room on Tuesday because they had not heard from the couple in more than a month. Inside they found 20 domestic birds, a cat and a rabbit. There was one dead bird in a cage and three others stuffed in the freezer.“In this particular case, they also collected junk in addition to animals,” said Todd Stosuy, animal control manager for the Santa Cruz County Animal Services Authority.The couple, who shared the room with their two children, could face misdemeanor animal neglect charges, but they were not cited or arrested”“Personally I think misdemeanor animal neglect charges are more like a slap on the wrist for this couple and no doubt they will do something like this again.” 

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One Response to “26 Animals Seized From Calif. Motel Room”

  1. SoCalMuchacha Says:

    UGH, what on EARTH has this taught those children about the respect and caring we must have for other species?!?! Although I suppose with parents like the ones they have, there are many OTHER things to be concerned about with those children, too…again, sigh.


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