In Maine there are no laws to stop people from collecting animals. The animals are being abuse thru either neglect or abuse. Recently a family had fire in Morrill and when community stepped forward found 22 dogs chained, malnourished, in need of vet, and in cages. A pony and goats in bad shape, malnourished, small crate, tied with chained, in feces so high the pony's hind quarters were in the air, hooves looked like dutch shoes, filthy, and in need of vet care. Dead animals all over the property. Alot of animals have perished in fire. History shows this is a generational thing for the father had 28 dogs perish in a fire some years ago. Please understand it is very prominent in the state of maine and the resources are not there to help the animals so we as people have to make people accountable for actions but also have to get the hoarders the help they need for this disease. Thank you.