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1K Rats Found in Hoarder's Home

And you thought you needed to clean your closet out...
By Aaron Cowan,  Newser User
Posted Nov 22, 2010 8:20 PM CST Posted Nov 22, 2010 8:20 PM CST
Promoted on Newser Nov 23, 2010 5:53 AM CST
1000 Rats Found in Hoarder's Home
Who knows what lurks beneath this mess?   (AP)

Close to 1,000 rats have been rescued from a Los Angeles man's home featured on A&E's reality show, Hoarders. The Humane Society has relocated the rats to San Jose, where they are being temporarily housed at a pet shop until they can be adopted. A previous owner's daughter apparently brought home a pregnant rat, according to the San Jose Mercury News, and her progeny began multiplying uncontrollably.

The situation was finally reported by a neighbor when the rats started gnawing holes in the walls. A rescue staffer, who helped in the effort, is encouraging rat-lovers to come forward and give the animals a new home. Read the full article. (Read more rats stories.)

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