By: Sharita Hutton
Wayside Waifs received 40 neglected animals seized by The Humane Society of the United States from an overcrowded shelter in Montana.
The HSUS worked with the Fallon County Sheriff's Department to remove 60 dogs and 30 cats from Eastern Montana Humane Society. The sheriff's department served a seizure warrant for the animals held at EMHS Tuesday morning due to violations of the Montana animal cruelty code.
"The Humane Society of the United States is grateful to the Fallon County Sheriff's Department for upholding the cruelty laws and calling us in to rescue these animals," said Adam Parascandola, director of Animal Cruelty for The HSUS. "These are highly adoptable dogs and cats which deserve to be living as cherished family pets."
When responders arrived at the EMHS, which is not affiliated with The HSUS, they found large numbers of dogs and cats living in filthy, cramped pens and crates. Many of the animals were housed for long periods of time in unsafe and unsanitary enclosures. Some of the animals were suffering from skin and parasite infections. The HSUS also gathered EMHS animals from several other locations.
The HSUS is safely removed all of the animals and transported them to a nearby temporary shelter set up specifically for this rescue by The HSUS and United Animal Nations. The animals received thorough veterinary checks and necessary medical treatment. The HSUS called in United Animal Nations to provide critical sheltering support on this mission..." More & video