44 dogs expected to be put down now in no-kill shelter

Dogs rescued from hoarding house

By Jacey Birch - Anchor/Animal Advocate

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Dozens of dogs that were rescued from a hoarding house just two weeks ago are doing well.

The 44 dogs were expected to face doggy death row due to the horrible hoarding condition in the home of Ann Centofanti, a woman who had dozens of other dogs taken away from her four years ago.

"That's one of the horrors of hoarding," said Lisa Menheim of Broward County Animal Care. "It's a form of cruelty, because you don't have the wherewithal to take care of them properly. They don't deserve being treated like they're just nothing. They're all sweet, sweet creatures. They should have a home."

Luckily, the dogs were taken in by a no-kill shelter, where Laura Rose is working with the dogs, providing TLC, a structured schedule and teaching them to play, walk and eat with others.

"We're going to have to work with them," Rose said. "We do have a lot of volunteers, we have a lot of dog walkers, we have a lot of people come in daily who just want to spend time with dogs. These (dogs) are sweethearts. They are really, really nice dogs. Just a little bit of work and they will be great, great dogs."

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