Send a letter to encourage a meaningful sentence upon conviction for animal hoarder Wendy Oughton!

Send a letter to encourage a meaningful sentence upon conviction for animal hoarder Wendy Oughton!

    1. Petition by

      Animal Legal Defense Fund

Hoarder in 'Million-Dollar Home' Charged with Cruelty

Send a letter to the local and county prosecutors to encourage a meaningful sentence upon conviction!

(Morris County, NJ)  Illustrating that the roots of animal hoarding are psychological and not financial, approximately 150 cats were discovered in March 2009 at Wendy Oughton's ‘million dollar' home in Chester Township. Ms. Oughton is now facing over 90 criminal charges of animal cruelty related to animal hoarding. The cats were allegedly living in deplorable conditions and the house, despite its value on paper, may be condemned. The New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals seized over 20 cats in the initial raid, and was later able to successfully negotiate for the relinquishment of the remaining cats, with Oughton agreeing to pay for their cost of care during their recovery.

What You Can Do To Help

Polite letters of thanks may be sent to the local and county prosecutors, noting concern for the prevalence of animal hoarding and the expectation that all local agencies be well-educated on the subject. Cooperative efforts are crucial to meaningful animal hoarding interventions - not only for the sake of the animals tied to current cases, but to prevent future suffering (not to mention the drain on community resources), as the recidivism rate among animal hoarders nears 100%.

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    • Soodle Billy CO.DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • about 5 years ago

      Thank you for supporting ALDF's First Strike and You're Out law!

      Spread the word to friends and family and ask them to do the same!

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    • Kay Fisher DENVER, IA
      • over 5 years ago

      All done.
      Thank you Bill.

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    • Joycey Berry CANTON, NC
      • over 5 years ago

      Letter sent. 

      Thank you for taking action! Together, we are winning the case against cruelty

      Thank you for making the pledge "Send a letter to encourage a meaningful sentence upon conviction for animal hoarder Wendy Oughton!"

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    • roxie harrington HOLMEN, WI
      • over 5 years ago

      Thank you!

      Thank you for taking action! Together, we are winning the case against cruelty.

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