She is what authorities call a “serial animal rescuer.”
She is Gisela Tacao, and she ran Gigi’s Rescue in the Miami area. Tacao would get animals from other rescue groups that pulled the animals from animal control in Miami.
But Tacao didn’t adopt those animals out. No, she kept them in deplorable conditions in a warehouse in Hialeah. In 2012, law enforcement and animal control officials rescued 120 dogs and cats from that warehouse. At that time, Tacao claimed to be overwhelmed and put the call out for help in rehoming those animals.
Last week she was charged with 52 counts of animal cruelty in connection with that case. When law enforcement went to serve the warrant, they found in her home 60 animals who appeared malnourished and in need of medical care. One cat had a severely broken leg. And a dog was so malnourished they may not be able to save him.
You can see a local TV news report regarding the rescue efforts here.
I understand wanting animals to live, but this ain’t living, folks. This is a slow, cruel death. In my mind, humane euthanasia is far more compassionate.
But hey, that’s just me.