37 Dogs found inside home of alleged animal hoarder will be eligible for adoption

Posted at 8:55 PM, Aug 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-16 20:55:38-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - 37 dogs were pulled from an alleged hoarder's home in filthy condition back in June.

Those dogs have been getting prepped for adoption at the Kent County Animal Shelter ever since.

The alleged hoarder, Kimberly Sorvino, had until 4:15pm on Friday, August 15th to pay $106,000 to care for the animals during the trial or loose them to the shelter all together.

The money never came and now the dogs will have a chance to find a permanent home.

The dogs were pulled from the Grand Rapids home of Savino in June, FOX 17 spoke with her back in November when she refused to let us in her home to see the conditions of the animals.  Savino now faces felony charges of animal neglect.

While at the animal shelter the dogs have been put on a routine, gaining weight and are getting healthy enough for adoption.

The earliest the dogs will be ready for adoption is Friday, August 22nd.  Here is a link to an adoption application.