• SPCA Makes 7th Hoarding Rescue for 2013

    On Sat., Oct. 26, the SPCA for Monterey County rescued eight Cavalier King Charles Spaniels from deplorable conditions in Greenfield.

    SPCA Humane Officers received a call following last week’s numerous hoarding case rescue media stories, reporting multiple dogs being housed inhumanely. The house was covered with trash, feces, and miscellaneous items. The smell of ammonia and feces was overwhelming. The house was a place where no human or animal should ever have to live. After meeting with SPCA Humane Officers, the owner agreed to surrender the dogs to the SPCA.

    This Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is NOT one of the ones rescued. Photo is for information only.

    This Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is NOT one of the ones rescued. Photo is for information only.

    The owner of the dogs was breeding American Kennel Club (AKC) registered dogs and he has a history of selling puppies. The AKC refuses to release information about the breeder or the rescued dogs to the SPCA without a subpoena.

    According to recent news reports, the AKC has nine inspectors country-wide and cannot give accurate percentages of breeders actually inspected. Sadly, this means the health, welfare, quality, and behavior traits as well as the conditions under which a purchased puppy has been raised cannot be guaranteed by AKC papers alone.  The SPCA strongly advises anyone considering purchasing a puppy from a breeder to meet the parents in person, visit the home and see how and where the puppies are being kept, and ask for all health certifications and veterinary records for the puppies and breeding dogs. If the breeder refuses to comply, always contact the SPCA with your concerns.

    Due to the inhumane conditions, many of the dogs are undergoing slow, careful behavior training and socialization. The SPCA has reached out to Cavalier Rescue USA Northern CA, Western Region to help with the five most traumatized dogs who will require long-term training to recover from the neglect they endured. Two dogs, a three-year-old red and white female and a five-year-old red and white male, will be available for adoption on Fri., Nov. 1 and a third, a two-year-old red male, will be available later the following weekend.

    This is the seventh major rescue since July 2012, and in these seven cases alone the SPCA has rescued 221 pets and discovered 113 deceased kittens. The SPCA is not a chapter of any other organization and does not receive tax funding. All these rescues are made possible by the generosity of our donors.


    To report animal cruelty and neglect, please contact the SPCA at 831-373-2631. All calls are confidential.  To donate to help animals like these, please call the SPCA or donate online at www.SPCAmc.org. You can also donate items to rescued pets by visiting our Amazon Wish List: www.spcamc.org/ways-to-give/.

    If you are interested in adopting, visit http://www.spcamc.org/pet-alert-program/ to receive an automatic text or email alert when one of the dogs is available for adoption.

    The SPCA for Monterey County is your nonprofit, independent, donor-supported humane society that has been serving the animals and people of Monterey County since 1905. The SPCA is not a chapter of any other agency and does not have a parent organization.  They shelter homeless, neglected and abused pets and livestock, and provide humane education and countless other services to the community. They are the local agency you call to investigate animal cruelty, rescue and rehabilitate injured wildlife, and aid domestic animals in distress. Online at www.SPCAmc.org.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on November 1, 2013

    Topics: Front PG News, Police Log


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