WRIGHT CITY, MO (KPLR) – Monday the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office rescue 78 animals at a residence in Wright City. Investigators say include 16 dogs, 8 cats, 23 rabbits, 24 chickens, three ducks, two mini LaMancha goats, one potbellied pig and one Cockatoo were living in horrendous, filthy conditions on the property.
The animals were found living in their own waste, with limited access to food and water.
According to officers at the site many of them had external parasites, along with skin, eye, ear and respiratory infections.
Task force members also said this was not the first time they had contact with the owners of the animals, stating they had previously made recommendations for the proper care of the animals.
Following discussions today with the owners, the animals were turned over to the Humane Society. At this point all of the animals will be taken to the Humane Society’s headquarters or Longmeadow Rescue Ranch near Union Missouri for evaluation and medical treatment.
Once the animals have been proper care and nursed back to health, they will all be made available for adoption.