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.”
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.
Lynnfield Police tell WBZ NewsRadio 1030 the animals were found when they were called for a well-being check at a single family home. The homeowner had died under non-suspicious circumstances, police said.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports