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Status of hoarded animals pulled from East El Paso home

By: Gina Benitez
EL PASO, Texas

The Humane Society of El Paso is at capacity.

With a recent hoarding case late last month, the shelter is even more pressured to find the animals permanent homes as soon as possible.

"They've all been vaccinated, they've all been checked out and they've all been fixed. PetSmart has been generous and has donated vouchers for a whole year of food for each of the animals," said Kandolite Flores, program coordinator for the Humane Society of El Paso.

Out of the 45 animals from the recent hoarding case in its care, the Humane Society of El Paso has adopted out 13 of the dogs and the one cat.

"So far, it's been pretty good. A lot of people have been asking about them. They are a variety of breeds that are mixed. Most of them are small," Flores said.

As we've reported, 54 dogs and one cat were picked up from an East El Paso home last month. They were found during an animal welfare check by animal services -- most were taken to the humane society.

"Because we are a no-kill shelter, all the animals will stay with us until they are adopted," Flores said.

Myette Calvin and her family came out today, where the shelter was having its annual telethon. All dogs were $60 today, half of what it usually costs to adopt.

"We're looking for something for my children. Small to medium. Good around the house," Calvin said.

All the pups from the hoarding case are going to be $60 until sold.

"Animal Services had made the promise not to put any of the animals in this case down but there's still plenty of animals that are homeless, a lot of strays that are being picked up because it's summertime and a lot of irresponsible pet owners who are not reclaiming their pets," Flores said.

There's currently a litter of puppies from this hoarding case that are too small to be adopted, so they'll be in foster care until they're old enough.



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