Thursday, December 13, 2007

ALDF settles hoarding lawsuit

Congratulations to the Animal Legal Defense Fund for settling its suit against Raleigh animal hoarder Janie Conyers! The settlement provides, among other things, for the release of more than 100 dogs from the cramped, filthy conditions they suffered and bars Conyers from owning more dogs in the future. Read more on ALDF's website.

If this all sounds familiar, that may be because last spring ALDF won an even bigger victory in North Carolina. That's when that state's Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment ordering the removal of more than 350 abused and neglected dogs from the home of Robert and Barbara Woodley in Sanford, N.C.