Photo: Matthew West

On June 27th, Lt. Alan Borgal, director of Center for Animal Protection at the Animal Rescue League of Boston assisted Plymouth Police Officials with removing 162 animals living in filthy conditions from a Plymouth, Mass home. All 162 animals are in the care of the Animal Rescue League of Boston. Some of the animals are being fostered, but most are residing at our Dedham Adoption Center.

There were 13 species of animals living in squalid conditions; most were confined to the home’s backyard. Animals rescued included, pheasants, rabbits, chickens, ducks, quail, dogs, goats, fish, a turkey, a ram, a sheep, a goose and a cow. Birds, rabbits and dogs were also found inside the home. The animals were living among garbage, old vehicles and trash bags full of bottles and cans all of which contributed to the stench that could be smelled throughout the neighborhood.

The residence has now been condemned and labeled as unfit for human habitation due to the lack of sanitary conditions within the house. Those living in the home have been charged with 13 counts of animal cruelty, once count for each species found.

Click here to view NECN’s coverage of this unfolding story. We will keep you updated as more details emerge.