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Veterinarian Gives Update On Dogs In Animal Hoarding Case

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. -

A local animal clinic is housing some of the dogs seized from a Stone County home earlier this week.

Dr. Kirk Frazier, of All Animal Clinic was one of the veterinarians who was called to the scene to evaluate the animals.

"It was horrible," he said. 

According to Frazier, this was an extreme case of animal hoarding.

"The hoarders, it's as psychological or psychiatric problem where they feel that they were actually doing good for theses guys," he said.

However, the environment where they live is just the opposite. In fact, the living conditions of this specific case caused all kinds of illnesses.

"There's eye problems, ear problems, bite wounds, skin infections, teeth problems," he said.

One of the main problems, Frazier said, was mange, a skin condition that's even visible to the eye.

"It's an intense itching condition, they loose hair, their skin gets red, they itch and scratch," said.

All of the animals were split up between Frazier's clinic and several other organizations across the Pine Belt.

"In seven or eight days they'll get transported to a larger clinic that has funding and staff and space that can take care of all of these guys," he said.

Out of the 117 animals seized, the All Animal Clinic received 37. Dr. Frazier said eight of the dogs he received had to be put to sleep.

However, some of the animals are showing signs of improvement.

"They are getting more acclimated to human contact," he said.

Until the animals are transported to another location, the animals will remain in the care of the Hub City Humane Society, the Southern Pines Animal Shelter, the Stone County Society for the Prevention to Cruelty to Animals, and Frazier's facility, the All Animal Clinic.

Contact these agencies directly to donate supplies and funds to help the animals.

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