Over 100 animals rescued from condemned home

ALDEN, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Erie County SPCA has removed over 100 animals from a condemned home in Alden. SPCA officers were called to the property by the Alden Police Department Friday night. Officers on the scene reported animals living in deplorable conditions, in varying degrees of health.

SPCA staff began removing the animals from the property Friday night and continued on Saturday morning. In total; 6 cats, 5 dogs, 4 tortoises, 1 skink (lizard) and 100 birds were rescued. All the animals are being taken to the SPCA shelter in Tonawanda.

One of the rescued animals; photo provided by Erie County SPCA

“Many of these animals are need of extreme veterinary care,” says Erie County SPCA Executive Director Barbara Carr.

Charges are pending against the alleged owner of the animals, who was not at the residence at the time .

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