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Japanese health officials have found 164 emaciated dogs crammed into a tiny house in one of the country’s worst cases of animal hoarding, an animal rights activist said Wednesday.

The parasite-infested animals were found in a 30 square-meter (323 sq. foot) house in the city of Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, in mid-October after neighbors had complained, said Kunihisa Sagami, the head of animal rights group Dobutsukikin.

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