EAST MEADOW, Long Island — Inside a small home located on a corner lot in East Meadow, shielded by overgrown trees and bushes, SPCA investigators found the unthinkable -- dozens of neglected dogs.
At least 45 dogs were removed Thursday from what appears to be a hoarder situation at the Long Island home.
Police say they responded to the home on Powers Avenue in East Meadow to assist an elderly female resident when they discovered at least 45 dogs along with a strong odor emanating from the house.
The Nassau County Police HAZMAT Unit later responded to the house due to the strong odor.
The ASPCA and the town of Hempstead building department arrived at the scene to remove the animals and condemn the residence.
The elderly woman was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.