Extreme Animal Hoarding In Newaygo County

Hoarding CaseAnimal ControlLake Haven Rescue is working with the Newaygo County Animal Shelter to rescue dogs seized in a horrific animal hoarding case. We are working as fast as we possibly can to rescue these dogs.

If you would like to help you can:

  1. Complete our online application form to start our adoption process, it's a requirement.

  2. Make a donation to help us with medical costs associated with getting them ready for adoption.

  3. Foster one or more of these rescued dogs, just fill out our volunteer form.
Please refrain from phoning us at this time as we are 100% volunteer staffed and we are consumed with rescue and placement. We apologize for any inconvenience but, for now, we can only respond to emergency phone messages. Our website contains all the details regarding our adoption and volunteer processes.

WXXM13HoardingNEWAYGO, Mich. (WZZM) - Newaygo County Animal Control says it recently raided a house belonging to a woman who was hoarding 85 animals, mostly dogs.

While many of the dogs had to be euthanized, several of them have spent the past two weeks recovering at an animal rescue facility, and are now ready to be adopted out to stable homes...

See the WZZM 13 complete story and a video.

Fox17HoardingFOX 17 News - NEWAYGO COUNTY, Mich.—
A gruesome discovery in Newaygo County; dozens of animals, living in filthy conditions. Rescuers say it's one of the most extreme cases of animal hoarding they've ever seen.

To see the full story and a video visit Fox17 new site.



HoardingWood TV8NEWAYGO, Mich. (WOOD) - Candace Shepard-Younce's house near Howard City was full of dogs. She was allowed to keep about 20 German Sheperds on her property after animal control recently rescued over 80 German Shepherds and Chihuauas and four cats.

The full story and a video are at the Wood TV8 website.


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