Remote house filled with dogs abandoned and animals left to die

Posted Wednesday at 12:39pm

Aug 21

Ghent, NY –

Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA investigators have removed forty-seven dogs, four birds, and one cat from an alleged animal hoarder. The home, owned by Anderson DeSouza (49), was found in deplorable conditions. The floor was covered with animal feces and urine. Adults and puppies were found covered with fleas and excrement.

“This place was among the worst living conditions I’ve ever seen animals survive in. We got there just in the nick of time,” said Ron Perez, President/Investigator for CGHS/SPCA.

Among the breeds found were Cairn Terriers, Chihuahuas, Brussels Griffons, and Dachshunds. All dogs and puppies will be put up for adoption immediately. Humane Society officials ask that if people are interested in adopting these dogs, to first submit an online application to be pre-approved. The adoption application can be found on the Columbia-Greene Humane Society’s website: To fax an application, print out and fax to (518) 828-7709. For more information, please call (518) 828-6044.

For comments, please contact Ron Perez, President/Investigator by phone at (518) 222-4218 or by email at