Since 1982, Vikki Kittles has been run out of Florida, Mississippi, Colorado, and Washington for hoarding animals. In 1993, Kittles faced charges in Oregon when she was discovered keeping 115 sick and dying dogs crammed into a school bus, where they lived in filth, received no exercise, and got no veterinary care for their extensive health problems. After five minutes of deliberation, the jury unanimously convicted Kittles on 42 counts of animal neglect. She was sentenced to 4 months in jail (plus an additional 70 days for contempt) and ordered not to possess animals.
Kittles has gone on to hoard animals again in Oregon and other states several times since. She has been evicted from multiple residences in Wyoming for hoarding dozens of animals; dogs, cats, and horses of hers have been found in horrible conditions and seized by authorities on numerous occasions. In 2006, a veterinarian in Colorado reported that Kittles had brought a septic and maggot-infested dog to her for treatment, signed an estimate for $2,000.00 worth of care, but could not pay. The dog was confiscated by authorities and euthanized.