Hoarded animals soon up for adoption
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Several animals who were rescued from a home after being discovered in heartbreaking conditions are now in need of new homes.
Seven cats and three dogs will soon be up for adoption at the Humane Society of Greater Miami shelter.
The animals, along with dozens more, were found living in deplorable conditions at a Hialeah home. "Look at the nails. This is insane," one woman said, as she showed the lengthy nails of one of the animals, nails so long they looked like claws.
Last Thursday, Hialeah Police raided the townhouse for the second time in months. In the first raid, officers removed 34 animals, after authorities saw photographs of the animals that were forced to live in small cages and not allowed to see daylight for months.
Police removed about 40 dogs and a dozen cats in the most recent raid. "There's turtles, there's sugargliders, there's hedgehogs, there's macaws," a woman said.
After the second raid, Rubin Arrojo and his wife Ileana Arnais were charged with 34 felonies.
Since they received the animals, the Humane Society of Greater Miami has been hard at work preparing them for adoption, in hopes that they all will receive loving homes. Laurie Hoffman of the Humane Society said, "The community is rallying behind a very bad situation, and regardless of why they're coming out, we're happy they're coming out."
If you would like to adopt any of the pets, contact:
Humane Society of Greater Miami
16101 West Dixie Highway
North Miami Beach, FL
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