PEYTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Law enforcement and rescue groups have removed more than 60 dogs from a home in northwest Kansas that were living in what they called a “horrible” case of hoarding.
After the City of Norton received complaints, law enforcement launched an investigation and canine rescue effort at a home on the 500 block of West Washington Street in Norton.
Inside they found 51 adult dogs, including some pregnant females, and 12 puppies. The dogs, dachshunds and Chihuahuas, were malnourished, frightened and fighting each other to survive, according to Theresa Strader, the founder and executive director of National Mill Dog Rescue in Peyton, Colorado.
Strader and her team traveled to Norton on Sunday afternoon to participate in the coordinated rescue effort involving Norton police, the Kansas Department of Agriculture, and volunteers from Strader’s group.
“It’s probably the worst I’ve seen,” Strader said.
Strader says an older couple living in the home recently contacted …