The Humane Society of Huron Valley rescued more than 100 animals from a Salem Township home on Wednesday morning.
According to the humane society, investigators found 39 exotic cats with 20 kittens, 18 purebread dogs and 16 puppies, 14 chickens, and an African Grey parrot.
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The humane society said they were "forced to live among piles of feces, slimy water bowls and even a food bowl full of maggots."
Many of the animals were found matted, underweight and suffering from a variety of health and behavioral issues. All are being treated and cared for by bets and other HSVS staff and volunteers.
“We are deeply grateful to the staff and volunteers who are showing these poor animals what real love is,” says Tanya Hilgendorf, HSHV’s CEO. “And to the Good Samaritan who tipped us off about this situation. Like many breeders and sellers who advertise online, this one had the appearance of being a fine place to buy a puppy or kitten. The reality was far different. When folks don’t insist on seeing how all the animals, including the parents, are cared for, they don’t realize they may be contributing to animal cruelty.”
According to the humane society, the person was selling puppies and kittens for as much as $1,800 and as low at $1,100. (Caution: Some of the photos below may be considered graphic)