300 sick and dirty animals lived in a “deplorable” home in New York
Nearly 300 animals, including rabbits, cats, birds, turtles and snakes, were rescued from a vermin-infested home on Long Island (NY), where they endured “inhumane and brutal conditions,” authorities said.
The group of sleazy animals includes 118 rabbits, 150 birds, 15 cats, seven turtles, and three snakes. They were removed Tuesday from a home on Miller Place in the Brookhaven town of suffolk countywhere they lived surrounded by vermin.
“It is estimated that there tens and thousands of cockroaches crawling around the house”, the County Attorney’s Office said in a news release.
Local animal control officers reported a “hoarding situation” at that home when they first responded Oct. 1 to complaints of alleged city code violations. Many of the animals were “surrounded by their own feces and urine and covered in vermin,” authorities said. Some suffered from untreated medical disorders.
The “deplorable” conditions led a city building inspector to declare the property “uninhabitable,” he said. New York Post. There was no information about the people who lived there and no arrests were announced.
“When ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) first responders arrived on the property, it became clear that immediate intervention was necessary to remove hundreds of abandoned animals from the inhumane and brutal conditions to which they were subjected and provide them with expert care,” said the organization’s president and CEO, Matt Bershadker, in a statement.
“The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office has developed a task force dedicated to helping animals in need, and we commend them for prioritizing efforts to stop animal cruelty and neglect in their communities,” the spokesperson added. of ASPCA.
On Tuesday, a group of pit bulls were removed from a home in Staten Island (NYC) after attacking two children and a teenager.