Posted: Fri, July 25 2014 at 3:13 PM, Updated: Fri, July 25 2014 at 3:21 PM
Greenfield, Calif. -- Seventy pets have been rescued from a home in Greenfield, California.
The dogs, cats and kittens were found living in unsanitary conditions, many stacked in cages and crates around the home.
Police say they were initially notified on Tuesday by someone in the area who smelled something bad. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) was then called in and humane officers eventually confiscated seven dogs and more than 60 cats and kittens, all dirty, thin, and suffering from fleas, ear parasites and breathing problems.
"The house has been declared uninhabitable, it's definitely a place no pet or person should have to endure," said Beth Brookhouser from the SPCA of Monterey County.
The pets are being evaluated by a veterinarian. The sad news is 26 of the animals had to be euthanized because of their poor conditions. The surviving animals will be nursed back to health by the SPCA.
Photo courtesy of SPCA.
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