15 neglected dogs, parakeet rescued in Monroe County

Monroe Co. Sheriff's Office partners with ASPCA in this case

Fifteen neglected dogs and a parakeet were rescued from an overcrowded mobile home in rural Kendall in Monroe County Thursday morning.

The Monroe County Humane Investigator and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to remove and shelter the animals.

A search warrant was executed Thursday morning. ASPCA said the animals were living among feces, trash and rotting food in a poorly ventilated environment.  The dogs – ranging from Chuhuahuas to Pomeranians – also appeared to be suffering from dental disease and dehydration, among other medical issues.  ASPCA responders also found dead animals on the property.

“Animal hoarding is a complex issue that can encompass mental health, animal welfare and public safety concerns. Many of the dogs were living in filth, and out immediate goal is to transport them to a safe place where they will receive care and treatment by our medical team,” Kyle Held said in a statement. He’s the Midwest regional director of ASPCA Field Investigations and Response.

ASCPA said the dogs are being transported to a temporary shelter at an undisclosed location to receive medical care. The organization will continue to care for the animals at the temporary shelter until they find a permanent home.

15 neglected dogs, parakeet rescued in Monroe County

Photo credit: ASPCA