A Humane Rescue Alliance investigation into suspected animal cruelty in SE DC led to the rescue of 10 cats today under a search and seizure warrant obtained by HRA Humane Law Enforcement Officers.
Upon entering the residence, HLE Officers found 10 cats living in unsafe and unsanitary conditions, including large amounts of feces and urine. Officers also recovered two deceased kittens. The investigation, which began following an anonymous tip, determined the cats had been abandoned in the home and left alone for at least one week.
“Keeping animals in unsanitary conditions and leaving them alone for long periods of time without food or water constitutes cruelty,” said Chris Schindler, Vice President of Field Services at the Humane Rescue Alliance. “Our Officers will continue to investigate this further to uncover who is responsible.”
The case remains under investigation and the cats are in the care of HRA at an undisclosed location, where they will be thoroughly examined by a team of veterinarians and receive any necessary medical treatment.
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