Wis. (Meredith/WTMJ) -- Nearly 40 animals are recovering at the Wisconsin Humane Society's (WHS) Green Bay campus after they were seized from a Pittsfield home in 'deplorable' condition, the WHS said Friday.
WHS staff were called to the home by animal control on July 5 after it was condemned by the health department. There they found floors covered in garbage and feces, with no access to food or water for the dozens of animals inside.
Staff members said dogs were infested with fleas and were suffering from "various infections, malnutrition, and other medical issues."
Some were limping or missing limbs. Many were trembling with fear. The animals rescued include 31 dogs, one snake, a cat, a bearded dragon, a guinea pig, a rooster, a mouse, and a quail.
WHS posted about the discovery on its Facebook page:
On July 5, the Wisconsin Humane Society assisted Animal Control from the Town of Pittsfield and the Brown County Sheriff’s Department in the removal of nearly 40 animals from a Pittsfield residence after it was condemned by the health department. The conditions inside were deplorable; floors were covered in garbage and feces. The animals had no access to food or water and they were all in obvious need of veterinary care.
WHS staff members acted quickly to remove the animals and get them back to the WHS Green Bay Campus, where they could receive the proper care they so desperately needed. The animals rescued include: 31 dogs, one snake, a cat, bearded dragon, guinea pig, rooster, mouse, and a quail. (Unfortunately, another snake was deceased upon arrival.) The animals are not available for adoption at this time, but we will be sure to keep you informed as the situation develops.
To make room for the new arrivals, other animals were transported to our Door County Campus in Sturgeon Bay or moved to foster homes; this unexpected intake in the middle of a busy summer would have been tremendously difficult without the support of our other campuses and our dedicated volunteers.
As our veterinary team conducted their physical exams, we found that the dogs were infested with fleas and were suffering from various infections, malnutrition, and other medical issues. Some were limping or missing limbs, and many were trembling with fear. More treatment lies ahead, but with some proper medical care, nutrition, patience, and lots of love, these sweet companions can soon be leading happy, healthier lives.
The Wisconsin Humane Society receives no general government funding and is not a part of any national group. We are an independent non-profit working locally to serve people and animals our communities, and we could never do that without your support. To make a donation toward the care of these sweet animals on their road to recovery, please visit http://bit.ly/PittsfieldRescue or click the Donate button below. From the bottom of our hearts, we are tremendously grateful.
"More treatment lies ahead, but with medical care, good nutrition, patience, and lots of love, these sweet companions can soon be leading happy, healthier lives," the WHS said in a news release.
WHS is currently asking for donations to help with the cost of care for the animals. If you're interested, you can make a donation here.