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EXCLUSIVE: Foster parents needed for dogs removed from feces-ridden Hernando home

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Friday morning, Palm Harbor's Suncoast Animal League removed the last of 47 dogs that were discovered in a feces and urine-ridden Hernando home on Tuesday. Friday morning, Palm Harbor's Suncoast Animal League removed the last of 47 dogs that were discovered in a feces and urine-ridden Hernando home on Tuesday.
Friday morning, Palm Harbor's Suncoast Animal League removed the last of 47 dogs that were discovered in a feces and urine-ridden Hernando home earlier in the week.

The rescue group removed 14 dogs and three cats during Friday's visit to the home. It was the second trip that Suncoast Animal League made to the home at 12287 Landfair St. in Spring Hill. On Thursday, they removed seven dogs and two kittens.

"It's as bad as it gets," said Rick Chaboudy, who is with the Suncoast Animal League and has removed animals from the homes of hoarders before. "There was no place to walk," Chaboudy said of the home.

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A Hernando County Sheriff's deputy had previously said he could smell feces and urine from outside the home. Chaboudy said the stench inside the home was awful. "Your eyes water, it burns your throat," he said. "She shouldn't be living there," Chaboudy said of the home's resident, Naoma Britten.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office previously said that some of the animals were blind, underweight, had fleas, matted hair, deformed paws, burned paws, and long nails. Two dogs removed from the home had a total of one tooth between the two of them. Chaboudy said on Friday that he thought all of the animals will survive.

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The Suncoast Animal League will make sure the rescued dogs and cats get health checkups. They'll also be bathed and groomed and placed into foster homes.

The Suncoast Animal League is in need of volunteers to serve as foster parents for the dogs. If you are interested in helping out, contact the Suncoast Animal League at Foster@SuncoastAnimalLeague.ORG.

A total of 47 dogs and five cats were discovered in the home, as of Friday all had been removed. This includes two kittens that were previously not counted on Tuesday, but were found in a back bedroom by the Suncoast Animal League on Thursday. Hernando County Animal Services removed 21 dogs from the home on Tuesday.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is investigating the situation and said that citations and a court date will be issued once veterinary examinations are complete.

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Learn more about the Suncoast Animal League

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