Over 80 animals found in Diamond Bar home, some dead – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The Inland Valley Humane Society and the SPCA removed more than 80 animals, including cats and dogs, from a Diamond Bar home this week, including “several” dead cats.

They did not say what other animals were found or exactly how many cats were discovered dead.

“This is an ongoing investigation,” said MaryAna DeLosSantos, director of operations for the Humane Society.

The resident was taken to hospital for treatment, according to a Humane Society statement. Her condition and whether she will face charges were unclear on Thursday, March 3.

The hoarding of animals in the 1100 block of Flintlock Road came to light after the city received an anonymous call about animal welfare concerns around 3:30 p.m. Monday, said Diamond Bar spokeswoman Cecilia Arellano. The Humane Society also received a call.

On Tuesday, the city’s code enforcement unit, the Humane Society and at least one sheriff’s deputy attended the home. Humane Society officers who entered were overwhelmed by the condition and the smell, authorities said.

A veterinary team from the Humane Society assessed and treated the animals, which remain in the group’s care.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Leticia Reyes said the majority of animals found were alive.

Diamond Bar doesn’t allow more than six pets per home, Arellano said, adding that the city doesn’t allow chickens, ducks or turkeys. Residents may have dogs, cats and birds.

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