More than 30 dogs were removed from a house in Miami County by animal control agents. The Miami County Animal Control removed 32 dogs from a home in the 500 block of Union Street in Troy on Tuesday afternoon. The house was inspected by the health department, and it was found to be in deplorable condition after a formal complaint was filed in March. The renters surrendered two dogs that they claimed were strays. However, animal control believed otherwise. After conducting an investigation and talking to neighbors, animal control believed several dogs lived in the home. However, the renters would not allow officials into the house.
Evan Brumbaugh, the property owner, received a letter and pictures from the health department about the home's condition. Upon inspection, it was discovered that excess filth and animal feces were found throughout the house, rendering it unfit for human habitation. Brumbaugh took ownership of the property after buying the home from his late father's trust in January. The renters have been renting the property since 2021. Brumbaugh has been in the process of evicting the renters for various reasons that were not disclosed.
The dogs will be placed in proper living conditions and given the health care they need. Brumbaugh hopes that the animal shelter can find all the dogs good homes. The health department has placed condemned signs on the home's front and side doors, which will remain there until the home has been cleaned and reinspected. The renters are allowed to be there during the day to remove their items, but they are not allowed to be there at night.
Animal hoarding is a serious issue that can lead to neglect and animal cruelty. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), animal hoarding is the accumulation of a large number of animals to the point where the owner can no longer provide adequate care for them. It is estimated that there are approximately 900 to 2,000 new cases of animal hoarding each year in the United States, with 250,000 animals affected. Hoarding can cause unsanitary living conditions for both the animals and humans, which can lead to serious health problems.
Animal hoarding is a growing problem in the United States, with many animals suffering as a result. It is important for individuals to be aware of the warning signs of animal hoarding and to report suspected cases to local animal control agencies. In addition, there are many resources available for individuals who are struggling with animal hoarding, including counseling and support groups.