TV show tip leads to animal removal at Ore. home

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A tip from a television show led the Rogue Valley Humane Society and other animal rescue organizations to remove nearly 60 animals from a southern Oregon home.

The Daily Courier in Grants Pass reports that producers from the Animal Planet series "Confessions: Animal Hoarding" contacted officials last week about a couple the show was filming who had collected 52 cats, four dogs and three goats -- and were ready to give up their animals.

Rogue Valley Humane Society manager Margaret Varner said the animals were not malnourished or in poor condition. But she told the newspaper it was situation where the owners had become overwhelmed and couldn't handle it anymore.

Varner said the couple are in their 50s and contacted Animal Planet seeking help. Their names were not released.

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Information from: Daily Courier, http://www.thedailycourier.com