In an update about the Leeward Coast animal shelter which was accused of animal hoarding and cruelty to animals, the owner has filed a lawsuit against the Hawaiian Humane Society and several other local and national animal welfare societies. The following is from the Honolulu Advertiser story on the lawsuit:

The surviving owner of the Leeward Coast animal shelter where more than 400 dogs, cats and birds were housed in a no-kill sanctuary has filed a lawsuit against several local and national animal welfare organizations, including the Hawaiian Humane Society.

Norman Pang, whose wife operated a no-kill animal sanctuary on their Nanakuli property before she died in July, is suing for damages and to require the organizations to remove all photographs and video of the Animal Haven operation from the Web.

Pang's suit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court, claims that the organizations and their representatives have defamed him and that he has been deprived of his rights.