Monday, May 14, 2012

Dogs and goats taken from FdL County farm

By Chad Doran

 "I have never seen anything like this," said Fond du Lac Humane Society manager Renee Webb.
Webb says the animal hoarding cases she sees at the Fond du Lac Humane Society usually involve cats. But she's never gotten a phone call involving 72 malnourished and unhealthy dogs.
Among the animals found roaming freely at a farm on Chestnut Rd. in the town of Friendship were goats, chickens and peacocks and along with them, dozens of dogs in various states of health. Dogs that are now overwhelming the humane society.
"All hands on deck, we have an emergency going on," said Webb.
Webb says calls have been pouring in to the shelter offering care and food for the dogs, all Siberian huskies. Three of the dogs have been euthanized. The large number of them and amount of care they require is taxing the shelter and the staff.
"We need basically every staff member that can be available to be available to make sure that we can pull this together," said Webb.
Fifty goats were also removed from the property and taken to a farm in Oshkosh. More disturbing to sheriff's deputies, a 10-year-old boy was found home alone with dead animals in the house.
"There was really a lot of stuff going on to the point that he was concerned there was a safety issue for the child and that became the first priority," said Fond Du Lac County Sheriff Lt. Cameron McGee.
The child is currently in foster care..."  More & video

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