1 dog dies after rescue from hoarding house in Norton Shores

1 dog dies after rescue from hoarding house in Norton Shores

In total, the Norton Shores Law enforcement Section in tandem with other organizations seized 78 dogs from Cober’s Canine Rescue Monday.

WEST OLIVE, Mich. — An animal shelter that served rescue a number of canines from deplorable ailments at a Norton Shores home is reporting that 1 of the pet dogs has died.

Harbor Humane in West Olive took in 20 pet dogs from Cober Canine Rescue together with a single named Nort who suffered significant pneumonia.

He was taken to Animal Unexpected emergency Hospital and even with lifesaving initiatives, he passed absent Friday afternoon. 

In a Facebook post, the shelter posted they are heartbroken, but relieved Nort spent his previous few days in a loving foster home.

In overall, the Norton Shores Police Office in tandem with other businesses seized 78 dogs from Cober’s Canine Rescue Monday.

They ended up identified in unsanitary and overcrowded situations, and were exposed to distemper, parvo, and several ailments.

The dogs’ operator, Lisa Cober is billed with Cruelty to 25 or a lot more animals, a felony.

“It was a property of horrors,” mentioned Jen Self-Aulgur, Harbor Humane’s Govt Director. 

She has noticed a ton in 20 many years, however what she noticed in Cober’s 600 sq. ft. Norton Shores household will haunt her.

“Just feces and urine. It was just a actually unfortunate, unfortunate situation to see these animals in.” 

The other 19 puppies are at the shelter or foster properties having enjoy time and much necessary TLC.

“These infants should have every single probability they can get to stay a standard, healthful everyday living,” stated Self-Aulgur.

An Ottawa County court docket scenario records search shows Cober violated a city ordinance in 2019 for possessing also several animals in her Egelston Township property.

She allegedly cleared the animals out inside of a number of times and was only issued citations.

Cober was also formerly billed in 2014 for Larceny of a property in Port Sheldon Township where by she invested 30 days in county jail.

In accordance to Self-Aulgur, individuals who adopted Cober’s dogs from their animal shelter within just the last few many years noted difficulties such as sickness and aggression. 

“This summer season, there was a puppy who bit a child’s ear off,” claimed Self-Aulgur. The dog was euthanized.

She hopes Cober will give up the rest of the pet dogs so they are not hung up in the courtroom system for months.

“The very best issue she could do is surrender these animals above and allow them go and are living their existence in an adopted dwelling.” 

It expense the shelter 1000’s of pounds to address Nort. To support them cover the charge of his treatment method, as effectively as for the other unwell canine in their treatment, click on below.

The rest of the dogs were being taken to Pound Buddies and the Muskegon Humane Modern society.

Cober’s probable lead to convention is on February 14.

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