Nearly 100 animals removed from home near Maricopa


On Tuesday afternoon, Pinal County Animal Care & Control personnel responded to another case of extreme animal hoarding in Hidden Valley.

In total, 93 dogs were taken in, along with five exotic birds.

“Our officers have responded to multiple cases of animal hoarding in the last 12 months,” said Kaye Dickson, director of Pinal County Animal Care and Control. “We worked through the night to shuttle these animals to our shelter after finding them on a remote rural property. Our shelter is exceeding capacity and we are operating under emergency conditions.”

The home was uninhabitable, according to animal control. There was no electricity and no running water. Floors were covered with garbage and several inches of fecal matter. One dog had severely infected bite wounds and had to be euthanized to prevent continued suffering.