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50 animals rescued from hoarders Ghent home

GHENT - Columbia-Green Humane Society and SPCA investigators have rescued over 50 animals from what they say were deplorable and unlivable conditions.

Investigators say they have removed 47 dogs, including Cairn Terriers, Chihuahuas, Brussels Griffons, and Dachshunds from an alleged pet hoarder on Wednesday from the home of 49-year-old Anderson DeSouza. They also rescued four birds and one cat   Adult dogs and puppies were allegedly found in the home covered with fleas and excrement.

This place was among the worst living conditions Ive ever seen animals survive in. We got there just in the nick of time, said Ron Perez, President and Investigator for Columbia-Green Humane Society.

The Humane Society says that all the dogs and puppies are immediately available for adoption through an online application.

The adoption application can be found on the Columbia-Greene Humane Societys website: To fax an application, print out and fax to (518) 828-7709.

For more information, please call (518) 828-6044.

There is no word yet if any criminal charges will be filed.
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