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.
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.
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.
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:
- Great Plains SPCA
- The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City – Vet Care & Pet Adoptions
- APA Adoption Center
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