He said Rotonta at one time bred Chihuahuas.
A raid July 13 on another alleged animal hoarder, on Mascher Street near Nedro Avenue, in Olney, netted 53 cats, eight dogs, 21 chinchillas and eight birds, as well as dead animals, including a fox, in a freezer, Bengal said.
The owner of the Mascher Street house, who identified herself as Olga Federov, said she had stored the dead animals in the freezer until their bodies could be collected by city sanitation workers. She was charged the week after the raid with numerous animal-abuse complaints.
The Earp Street raid followed complaints dating back three years, according to one neighbor, of a stench coming from the house. The Department of Licenses and Inspections had cited the house repeatedly, according to records.
The PSPCA said agents had tried earlier to investigate the complaints of Rotonta's Earp Street neighbors but were not allowed into the house until they got a warrant.
The summary citations against Rotonta include 43 for lack of veterinary care and 91 for housing animals in unsanitary conditions. Each citation carries a fine of up to $750 and no more than 90 days in jail.