More than 130 dogs rescued from hoarding situation at Orange home

Officials wore hazmat suits as they removed nearly 100 dogs from a home in Orange.

Authorities rescued 136 dogs, some sick and starving, Thursday afternoon from a home in Orange in an animal hoarding incident.

Orange police and animal control officers went to the home in the 3800 block of Woodbine Road about 2:20 p.m. after receiving a call about unsanitary conditions.

Some of the dogs, thought to be mainly Shih Tzus and Maltese, were in poor health, while others had only minor issues. They ranged in age from puppies to senior dogs, said Sgt. Phil McMullin of the Orange Police Department.

The home was deemed uninhabitable and red-tagged until the owners can clean it.


Two people, whose names weren’t released, were given citations for misdemeanor offenses. They were not taken into custody.

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