ATTICA, NY -- New York State Police are now investigating the Wyoming County SPCA.
Captain Steve Nigrelli of the New York State Police told Eyewitness News that animals were living in deplorable conditions. He said there were so many animals inside the facility, it borders on animal hoarding..." More
"We're overwhelmed. We're just overwhelmed you know?"
That's what a frustrated volunteer at the SPCA animal shelter said in Wyoming County today after state police raided the shelter. Police say the shelter and it's operator hoarded hundreds of cats.
The volunteer, Carol Gebel, said their hands are tied, saying people drop off boxes of cats and kittens every week.
The State Police say the conditions inside the shelter are "deplorable."
Police say they started getting complaints two weeks ago. Today they raided the the SPCA shelter just outside Attica and another one in Clarence -- closer to Buffalo.
"Cruel is abuse. I don't think you're seeing that type of investigation here," Capt. Steven Nigrelli of the State Police said. "It's just that the conditions because of the volume of animals has become deplorable."
Gebel showed up at the scene on her phone and didn't know what to do.
"The news people are here. I don't know where (the manager) Sue is. I don't know what's going on!" she said.
Gebel volunteers at the shelter. To hear the interview with the volunteer at the SPCA, click here...." More
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