Monday, November 2, 2009

35 Animals Seized From Condemned Caton Home

Katherine Underwood
CATON --- A little over a week ago, SPCA officers received a complaint of animals living in very poor conditions at a home in Caton.

When they got to the house on October 23rd, poor conditions seemed like an under-statement.

The officers found 29 dogs and six cats living in their own feces and urine.

Some of their coats were so severely matted, the animals could hardly move, so they had to be completely shaved. Nine dogs were euthanized.

13 dogs and six cats went to the Finger Lakes SPCA and the Chemung County SPCA took in the remaining seven dogs.
Those dogs were groomed, and SPCA officials say right now, they're in much better shape.

“It’s heartbreaking for us here at the SPCA, we feel for all the animals when they come in like this,” said Jaclyn Pfaehler-Welles with the Chemung County SPCA. “We can’t believe that someone willingly or unwillingly would put these animals in this condition.”

The seven dogs at the Chemung County SPCA will be up for adoption within the next this week..." More & video

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