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199 animals rescued from Lynnfield hoarding house

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BOSTON (WHDH) - Nearly 200 dogs, cats and birds are being cared for by area shelters in what the Animal Rescue League is calling one of the "worst hoarding situations they have ever seen."

The animals were living in unsanitary conditions, and stacked in cages and crates in a Lynnfield home.

Twenty-seven dogs in all, including four 4-year-old puppies are now being nursed back to good health after being found neglected and malnourished.

The 199 animals included: 81 birds, 77 cats and kittens, lizards, snakes and hedgehogs. Experts said hoarding like this is troubling.

“They think it’s a house maybe cluttered with a lot of animals in it. It's not. Inside there’s really suffering conditions,” said Dr. Martha Smith-Blackstone, Animal Rescue League of Boston.

The MSPCA and the Animal Rescue League of Boston are asking anyone who is interested in adopting the animals or who would like to contribute to the cost of caring for the animals to please visit their websites.

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