On January 30, our Animal Rescue Team responded to an alleged neglect case in Topeka, KS where 48 cats and more than 20 dogs were living in filthy conditions, with waste and debris covering most surfaces.   

These animals appear to have suffered neglect and are in need of veterinary attention. Many of the dogs appear underweight and many of the cats seen appear to be suffering from upper respiratory issues. Our team noted that there was no apparent access to clean water. 

Your support is urgently needed to help these animals and others like them. 

 

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Animal rescue in Kansas

We assisted the Topeka Police Department in rescuing dozens of cats and dogs in an alleged severe cruelty situation in Topeka, Kansas. Your support is urgently needed to help these animals and others like them.

Updates

Feb 8: The animals are being cared for and will be available for adoption through our rescue and shelter partners.

Jan. 31: Our Animal Rescue Team is caring for the animals they removed from a property in Topeka, Kansas, where 48 cats and more than 20 dogs have been suffering from appalling alleged neglect.  

The animals were living in filthy conditions. Our team was overwhelmed by the smell of ammonia in the house and unfortunately, law enforcement found 18 dead animals, too. Some animals seem to be suffering from upper respiratory conditions, are severely underweight, and have open wounds. We’re making sure these animals get the care and medical attention that they desperately need—but we need your help.  Donate now to help these animals get the urgent care they need and support all our lifesaving work.

White dog hunches down in small dirty cage during HSUS rescue
Meredith Lee
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The HSUS
Cat with bad eye sits on trash during HSUS rescue
Meredith Lee
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The HSUS

Was the resident of the property/animals arrested?

Per local law enforcement, two individuals have been arrested in connection with this case. The Topeka Police Department is handling the investigation and is best suited to answer any questions regarding charges.

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Can I adopt one of the animals?

Right now, the animals are at a safe, undisclosed location where they are receiving much-needed veterinary care. The animals will be available for adoption through our rescue and shelter partners including:

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Can I volunteer to help?

Thanks for your interest! Learn more about becoming an Animal Rescue Team volunteer.

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