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43 pets rescued from trailer in hoarding case in Tucson area

Posted at 12:44 PM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 15:59:09-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Pima Animal Care Center rescued 43 pets from a trailer in a hoarding case just west of Tucson.

According to PACC, the animals included 34 cats, four turtles and five dogs.

Most of the cats suffered upper respiratory infections and matted fur. One cat with Calici virus was put to sleep.

Officers say a strong smell of urine came from the trailer, and animal feces covered the floor. There was no water available in the trailer, and a litter box was filled with urine and feces.

There was no electricity in the trailer.

Pima County Sheriff's deputies arrested two people on animal cruelty charges: 43-year-old Andres Contreras and 32-year-old Joylynn Severns.

The animals aren't currently available for adoption, but PACC will notify the public when the animals are ready.