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Petition filed to prosecute accused dog hoarder to the fullest extent of the law

Posted at 5:54 PM, Mar 31, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-26 23:57:29-04

Thousands of people have signed a petition demanding the state prosecute to the fullest extent of the law a woman charged with cruelty to animals.

Police in Boca Raton say they know all about Dolores Savarese. Officers arrested her last summer after discovering a number of dead dogs on her property.

She was arrested again when she ignored a judge's orders and brought more animals to her home.

The people who signed the petition believe jail is the best solution.

"Prevent it from continuing to happen in the future," says Shari Jorge of Boca Raton.

Captain David Walesky with Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, says his agency has been responding to Savares's home since 2008. "Somebody that seems to have this psychological mental illness of animal hoarding and it's just not going to fix itself."

Savarese's brother was at her home. He declined comment.

Shari hopes more people join the petition.

"If there's anything at all we can do to try and make a case of this and to make it bigger than it obviously has been, then we will," says Jorge.

Savarese is due back in court next month.

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