This week, Animal Control officers in Anne Arundel County seized a large number of animals from a Pasadena home, after investigating reports that they were not well cared for.
Pasadena Patch reported Tuesday officers found 40 live animals at a home on the 8000 block of Lockwood Road. Several other dead animals were also found, and a majority of the animals reportedly had no access to clean food or drinking water.
Charges are pending against the homeowner.
In this case, it appears that Animal Control expressed concern about the living conditions of the animals, as well as a potential for the spread of rabies.
But is the sheer number of animals the root cause of the problem? Is there a point at which even responsible pet owners can no longer care for the animals properly?
How many animals is too many? Does it depend on the kind of animal?
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