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Contra Costa Animal Services Pull More than 100 Animals From Danville Home

by ECT

A team of animal service workers responded to the Town of Danville on Friday after getting reports of hoarding activity of animals that were being kept unsafe.

According to Contra Costa Animal Services, they identified approximately 70-75 dogs on the Danville property and approximately 25 cats.

Animals Services worked with representatives from Animal Rescue Foundation, East Bay SPCA and Berkeley Humane to safely remove the majority of the animals from the property to be medically evaluated and sheltered.

Collectively, ARF, EBSPCA and BHS took approximately 42 animals into their shelters.

Contra Costa Animal Services took 32 of the dogs and five of the cats were brought to Contra Costa Animal Services.  Six of the dogs that were brought to CCAS had to be euthanized due to their medical condition. The remaining dogs and cats are currently receiving care and are in stable condition at our shelter.

Animal Services will continue to be assessing the remaining animals on the property.

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Bob Oct 17, 2021 - 9:36 am

This is a very biased and inaccurate article. It fails that the alleged “hoarders” were in fact an proved 501c(3), who had been working with CCAS for over a decade. Over the years CCAS made several visits to the facility and was always satisfied with the condition and treatment of the animals.

The animals were surrendered by the non profit after one of the founders had a stroke. Recognizing their inability to care for the animals a call was made the same day to the other rescue groups for assistance. There was no complaint of hoarding.

Shame on CCAS for supplying inaccurate information for their own benefit. Shame on you for not investigating before publishing the article.

Leigh Oct 17, 2021 - 9:58 am

This is so far from accurate!! The owners of the animal rescue surrendered their animals because of personal reasons! These animals were all loved and cared for! They had hired help that cleaned daily! The animals were mostly old as it was a sanctuary! The ones that needed medication were on medication and all had regular trips to the Veterinarian. These people have given their entire lives to helping animals! How dare anyone make it seem these animals were miss treated or neglected! I personally know most of the dogs in these pictures and can tell you they are just old but they were very loved and well cared for!! This is a very hard time not just for the owners but all of us who personally helped with these animals and loved each and every one of them!

ECT Oct 17, 2021 - 11:05 am

Really… pretty sure this info is posted on Contra Costa County Animal Services… nice try.

April Gagnon Oct 17, 2021 - 6:52 pm

Hahahaha. Your head up the arse of CCAS liars!

Meezy Oct 17, 2021 - 11:39 am

Why did some of the dogs need to be euthanized because they were beyond saving, then?

ECS Oct 17, 2021 - 10:34 am

This article is horribly inaccurate! This is a legal rescue organization. The animals have been well cared for. They are well fed, spayed or neutered and get required vet care. The animals were surrendered not confiscated due to heart breaking health issues that made it necessary to reach out to other organization for help! The animals that were euthanized had health issues and were being well cared for by someone dedicated to them and willing to provide the care they needed. This individual suddenly became unable to provide the care due to their own health issues. The inaccuracy of this article is a good demonstration of reporting and the media today that is willing to print news that is inaccurate and at times openly dishonest. It is hurtful to the parties involved and serves no useful purpose. A retraction of the article and it’s inaccuracies is demanded and should be followed up with a new article describing the heart breaking story of this rescue organization and its dedication to the animals in its cate

ECT Oct 17, 2021 - 11:04 am

Really… pretty sure this info is posted on Contra Costa County Animal Services… nice try.

Sally Jones Oct 17, 2021 - 1:24 pm

I agree with the bloggers comments on this article. I personally have had the experience with the animal shelters and their controls. They are not a non-profit facility, and they take a government position of control. It doesn’t matter what the standard is, as long as the animals are clean, loved and properly cared for. I am sorry to hear, however that one of the staff had a stroke. This whole confiscation of dogs and cats saddens me and we all have to protect our beloved animals from government, as they do as they please. Animals can often be abused, but power of abuse is also alive and well.

P d Jaws Oct 17, 2021 - 11:53 am

It may be a legit ‘animal resuce’ but it is hoarding and is a sickness for both animal and human. If it was legit why were so many euthanized? And if legit, why were they removed. Animal Control supports rescue but this is extreme and they must act as the voice for the animals that can’t. There is a line that is crossed way too often for those with good intentions.

Caroline Oct 17, 2021 - 12:22 pm

I have absolutely no trust in the CCAS bunch! They have been lying through their teeth to cover their asses for years! People who have volunteered to work with them have seen how them in action. Not good at all.

MRS P Oct 17, 2021 - 2:08 pm

CCAS and their ACO’s are amazing. The have solid partnerships with several rescues. However many rescues full of good intentions fall into hoarding situations. Animal Control Services can enter your premises to investigate animal care allegations or concerns. Grateful they did or the euthanasia rate in this situation could have been much higher. Thank you CCAS.

Street-Sweeper Oct 17, 2021 - 2:36 pm

I love how people defend and coddle criminal and insane behavior, you are the reason that this Country is going to shit.

La Tortuga Oct 17, 2021 - 3:47 pm

Just about anything the Contra Costa Animal Services puts out it untrustworthy! The entire organization needs to be investigated and new people be put in charge. It needs someone who has the animals’ welfare at heart first and will fight for proper funding to improve this outfit and make it into a “no kill” facility. There are enough people interested in volunteering to offer decent aid to these helpless animals.

Treat them right Oct 18, 2021 - 2:33 am

I would never take any animal to the Contra Costa Animal “Services!” It’s an awful place. Humans domesticated these awesome creatures and we are their stewards. They depend on us. If I had to give up an animal, I’d look for one of the rescue groups where I know it would be cared for properly.

Tamra Oct 18, 2021 - 9:07 am

If the animals were so well cared for, then why did several need to be euthanized because of their condition? Over 100 dogs…really? I’m glad they were rescued.

Peter J. Ames Oct 18, 2021 - 3:00 pm

Just because it’s posted on the CCAS site doesn’t mean it’s correct information. They have an agenda. I’d like to see this organization PRIVATIZED. . . . with private donations and dedicate people running it, not government bureaucrats.

CHARLOTTE Oct 19, 2021 - 2:27 pm

I totally agree! Just about anything run by government flunkies (can’t get a job in the private sector?), is bad for everyone. A privately-run animal services outfit would be infinitely better for the animals. It would be run by truly dedicated people!

Monty Oct 19, 2021 - 5:31 pm

MEEZY! I’ll tell you why sometimes certain dogs and cats have to be euthanized! As they grow older, many of them develop cancer (Yes, just like humans do) and there is little which can be done for them other than just make them as comfortable as one can. While some people take their animals to be “put down” by a vet, others just let nature take it’s course. This may have been one of those instances. It has nothing to do with mistreatment.

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