Christine Dinh - 23ABC East Bakersfield Reporter
POSTED: 5:31 pm PDT April 15, 2011
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- An Animal Control commissioner was found to be
keeping more than 384 cats in her home. But not for much longer, she's
applying to move more than 350 animals into county jurisdiction, despite
having breaking the rules already.
Animal Control Commissioner Dawn Watchus has heard complaints of animal
hoarders in the past. Now the question is: Is she an animal hoarder herself?
Watchus has had up to 384 cats in her home in Ridgecrest. For the past
18 years, Watchus has been operating D&S Loving Animal Rescue in the
city of Ridgecrest, where she has been violating the the city's
allowance of having eight animals in a household. Now she's asking to
move into the county jurisdiction. But the county is saying, "Not so
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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