Most of the animals had been housed in unhealthy and inhumane conditions, and dead animals were discovered on-site. The 11 charges against "sanctuary" founder, Jennifer Petkus, include mistreatment of animals by intent or negligence. Many of the animals are suffering from skin, eye and ear conditions, malnutrition and various internal infections.
The majority of the animals which were legally relinquished by the owner have been re- homed in humane societies and rescue organizations across
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Lesson here?? Volunteer with and support your local animal shelter.
Don't be fooled by the term "sanctuary" which can mean little more than a well-disguised hoarding situation, or in the case of the most famous of all animal sanctuaries, a huge money-making machine which sucks up valuable resources from local shelters.