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Neighbors fear known Detroit dog hoarder is at it again

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DETROIT (WJBK) - Neighbors believe a woman living in southwest Detroit is hoarding dogs again.

Through the crack of her door Montgomery reluctantly admits to Fox 2's Taryn Asher that she is at it again.

"I don't have that many. I only have seven, that's all," she says.

Fox 2 first exposed what this woman was doing in 2011, with 25 dogs getting removed from her Detroit home.

In 2013, 16 dogs were living in what was described as a house of horrors. Many dogs were reduced to skin and bones and living in filth, and most were removed by Detroit Dog Rescue, again.

A little over a year later, Montgomery moved to a new house on Freer Street on the city's southwest side.

It appears she's back to her old habits.

Montgomery later told Fox 2 the truth, that there are really 11 dogs living in her house. One dog just had puppies.

"I really don't think I have a problem. I'm not taking in 25 dogs, I'm not taking in any more," she says.

Neighbor Yvette Hernandez tells Asher this is the third year that she will have warned Montgomery to get help for the dogs.

Hernandez, who lives across the street, first met Montgomery when she bought a dog from her. Later she says she realized Montgomery takes in dogs she can't care for and, just like in the past, many off the street that don't belong to her.

Neighbors have witnessed the horrific smell and horrendous conditions and have had enough.

Under Michigan law two dogs are allowed per household. Some cities like Detroit allow more.

Montgomery has reached out to a volunteer organization called Chained, but they were not able to help her. The kennels at The Detroit Dog Rescue are full.

Fox 2 put in an after-hours call to the Humane Society and is waiting to hear back.




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