On Wednesday, the Hillside SPCA of Schuylkill County removed dozens of animals from a Butler Township home. Some of the animals discovered were already dead, and the rest were found living in filthy conditions according to WNEP.
Removed from the home were dozens of birds, more than 25 guinea pigs, about 17 rabbits, a dozen dogs, two mallard ducks, tortoises and a pot-bellied pig.
Kezzie Meyers of the SPCA described what they found in the basement: “you could barely see anything to get down and then you saw these dirty crates full of guinea pigs, there were rabbits running around, you heard the pig in the background, it was awful. I didn’t think anyone could have that many animals in that small space.”
The SPCA told WNEP that none of the animals had any water.
One humane officer said she believed the couple who owned the home loved animals, but they just got in way over their heads.
The animals were taken to the Hillside SPCA in Pottsville, Pa., where they will be put up for adoption. Hillside SPCA is asking for donations to help care for the animals. They are especially in need of rabbit and guinea pig food.
Click here to go to Hillside SPCA's Facebook page for more information.
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