Home Reeking of Urine and Feces Deemed Unfit to Live in After 61 Animals Seized
AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Police and animal rescue workers have removed more than 60 cats and dogs from a Massachusetts home.
Authorities were called to the Auburn home Tuesday after they received a report of the animals living in filthy conditions. Police say some animals were ill and the home smelled of urine and feces.
Auburn police say a total of 61 animals — including kittens and puppies — have been taken to the Animal Rescue League of Boston for evaluation. The home was deemed unfit for habitation.
Police say the homeowners are facing charges of animal cruelty and operating a kennel without a license.
Eleven complaints about the property and its owners have been filed with the Board of Health since 1993, police said. All of the complaints were investigated and administrative action was taken.
The animals are not currently up for adoption, but the police department thanked everyone for their well wishes and inquiries in a post on Facebook on Wednesday.
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