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A basket of resting rescue Chihuahuas is among the 49 animals found at a property in a remote area of Bernalillo County in January and February. These dogs and three cats are at the city’s Animal Welfare Department shelter on Lomas NE, where 19 of them are available to adopt. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

Animal hoarding recidivism common

Tough-to-treat animal hoarding leaves dogs and cats in bad shape and shelters strained

Animal Welfare Department officers found this trailer overrun by cats in 2011, and caught 12 of them. The home was full of debris and stank of ammonia from cat urine, according to the city’s Nuisance Abatement Team. (Courtesy of the City of Albuquerque)

Suspected animal hoarding should always be reported

There’s much that’s difficult yet typical about animal hoarding cases, as Alan Edmonds, cruelty case manager for Animal Protection of New Mexico, well knows.

Newly found virus blamed for death of Kansas man

WASHINGTON – U.S health officials are investigating a new strain of virus linked to the death of a Kansas man who fell ill after being bitten by a tick, then went into organ failure and died about two weeks later.

Study: Sun can damage skin even in the dark

The damage the sun inflicts on your skin may be even more insidious than was previously thought, according to new research.