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Man accused of hoarding shelter animals in filthy conditions

February 26, 2009 |  1:21 pm

An animal rescue group is looking for homes for about half a dozen pit bulls after their owner was jailed following what authorities described as a distressing hoarding case.

For years, prosecutors said, neighbors complained about the sights and smells coming from 75-year-old Richard McDonald's Walnut home. Prosecutors said McDonald picked up many of the dogs at shelters out of fear they would be killed and that he did a horrible job taking care of the animals.  "They were fed dirty food, there was often feces in the dog dishes, there was often algae and bacteria in the water, the water they were drinking was brown," said Los Angeles Deputy Dist. Atty. Stefan Mrakich.

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-- Chip Yost, KTLA News