SPCA of Tompkins County Seizes 100 Animals

Ithaca, NY: On Wednesday, January 27, 2010 SPCA Humane Investigators removed 100 animals from a residence in Brooktondale, NY. Following up on complaints received from concerned individuals, investigators found the animals in unsanitary conditions in the overcrowded one bedroom home. The individual in the home self identified as an animal rescuer. 100 animals including dogs, cats, rats, guinea pigs and chinchillas were taken into custody by the SPCA, including several animals found deceased on the property. As of today, 59 animals have been signed over to the SPCA and are being made available for adoption as medical and behavioral health is established. The remaining animals are being held as the SPCA’s investigation continues. This sudden addition of 100 animals to the SPCA’s already full shelter is causing a strain on its limited human and financial resources. To provide care for this large influx of animals, the SPCA needs support from the public. In addition to monetary donations, there is a need for supplies including canned dog and cat food, towels, blankets, collars, leashes and Aspen bedding for small animals. Donations may be dropped of at the shelter’s 1640 Hanshaw Road location or made online at www.spcaonline.com (“Pet Rescue Fund”).

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