RICHLAND TWP., Pa. - The Bucks County SPCA is asking for your help following two separate animal rescues over the past week.
The organization took in more than 160 cats and dogs from filthy conditions, and is now full at both of locations. Staff and volunteers say they are slammed.
"Over the past week, we've taken in over 140 cats as well as 22 dogs," says Chief Humane Society Police Officer Nikki Thompson.
First, more than 100 cats were rescued in Doylestown.
"The amount of ammonia smell in there from the cat urine was extremely strong," says Thompson.
Thompson says that was not the most disturbing issue.
"There were approximately 59 that were dead, found deceased in the refrigerator and freezer," says Thompson.
Charges are expected in that case.
Days later, Thompson says the SPCA removed more than 20 small dogs from a breeder's home in Milford Township. Martha Guimond, 71, is accused of neglecting the pups and keeping them in filthy conditions. Some have pressing medical issues and emotional concerns.
"They're scared to death," says Thompson.
Once the dogs receive weeks of love, they will be put up for adoption. However, because the cats' owner did not give up the rights to them, the legal process has to play out before they can find new homes.
SPCA officials say they would prefer you adopt pets that were already at the shelter to make room for the new animals as they recover. Also, monetary donations always help. You can donate here.
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