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Brunswick County Rescue Saves More than 100 Animals

  • These ducks lived in a small, rusted feces-covered cage until The HSUS and Brunswick County's Sheriff's Office and Animal Control rescued them. Mark Courtney/AP Images/For The HSUS

More than 100 chickens, ducks, pigeons and other birds, along with 10 dogs , are being rescued from deplorable conditions in Brunswick County, North Carolina. Conditions at the property were unbearable: Animals were living in enclosures caked in feces and rotting eggs and breathing ammonia-filled air.

Upon arriving at the property, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office served a warrant. The Humane Society of the United States and local veterinarians assisted Brunswick County Animal Protective Services with the rescue and removal of all of the animals.

Kim Alboum, North Carolina state director for The HSUS, said, “No animal should be forced to live in such a small area and breathe this ammonia-filled air. We're thankful to Brunswick County Animal Control for taking action in this case and allowing us to help rescue these animals.”

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Tommy Tolley, director of Brunswick County Animal Protective Services said, “This is a very sad situation for the homeowner and the animals. It has come to a point where we have to intervene.”

The animals will be safely transported to the Brunswick County Animal Protective Services shelter for care and recovery.

Media Contact: Kaitlin Sanderson: 240-672-8397; ksanderson@humanesociety.org

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