A Humane Rescue Alliance investigation into suspected animal cruelty in NW DC led to the rescue of six cats today under a search and seizure warrant obtained by HRA Humane Law Enforcement Officers.
HLE Officers removed six cats, including kittens, who were living in unsafe and unsanitary conditions on the premises. Several of the animals were suffering from untreated medical conditions, such as severe upper respiratory infections, and in dire need of veterinary attention.
Upon approach, Officers could smell the strong odor of ammonia emanating from inside the residence and saw sick cats roaming the property. Once inside, they found a tiny kitten sitting on the floor whose eyes were so crusted over and nose was so runny that he could barely lift his head. The condition of this animal was consistent with those found throughout the house.
“Today is a new day for these cats,” said Chris Schindler, Vice President of Field Services at the Humane Rescue Alliance. “HRA staff will provide them the veterinary care they so desperately need, a clean environment to live in, and the kindness and socialization they deserve.”
The case remains under investigation. The cats are in the care of HRA, where they will be thoroughly examined by a team of veterinarians and receive the medical treatment they require.
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