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print email Source: Editorial: Animal hoarders do more harm than good
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November 22, 2013 | 03:23 PM

I'm quite sure any evidence that the Lee's had would've been allowed at trial. Even if that is true, why not then start a Facebook page and post all those wonderful vet records? My guess is they don't exsist.

Before you call me a coward, as a former ACO myself (and not in this county), and a Rescue Person, I've seen these exact circumstances. It is baffling to me Michelle Adams how you condemn the Animal Shelter, and the Reporter who wrote this opinion story, yet not one ounce of disrespect towards the Lee's whose home was filled with feces, and their own children were breathing in the fumes of amnonia.
In these cases, most times the animals are not social with people and sadly yes, catching them can prove to be traumatic for both animal and shelter worker. Cats get sick in large numbers at an animal shelter, as well in a private residence with no proper ventilation. That is what happens. So it is OK if this happens at the Lee's home, but not at the Animal Shelter?

For someone running a non profit 501c3, and having a "rescue" surely conditions should've been much better for these animals. Rescues should only take in what they can properly take care of.

In this great country both sides are allowed to present their case and a jury of their peers is allowed to make a verdict in trial. That's how it works.

Situations like this is what gives good rescues a black eye in the community. This hurts all of us good rescues when people do this.
I think the ignorance lies with the Lee's for thinking this situation was OK not only for their children, but for their animals, and for you for somehow trying to justify this.
If you look up cases on animal hoarding, "denial" or "deflection" is portrayed in each by the defendant. Irregardless how the animals were treated by the shelter, doesn't make what the Lee's did correct or humane either - that is based on your theory of how the animals were treated.

I sincerely hope that Ms. Lee gets some counseling for this affliction of thinking when it comes to animals. My guess is they will move to another county or state and history will repeat itself once again.


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