SHIRLEY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The Suffolk County chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was hoping to find homes for more than 70 of the animals that were removed Tuesday from a filthy home in Shirley, Long Island.
The surviving rabbits, mice, pigeons, chinchilas, dogs, cats, goats, along with a pig and a cow, were being cared for at several different facilities. Many were malnourished and suffering from other health problems.
“Because there were so many different animals we had to work with different groups fostered and cared for until such time as they’re ready to be adopted out,” said Suffolk SPCA Chief Roy Gross.
Anyone interested in adopting has been asked to contact the Suffolk SPCA at 631-382-7722.
At least a dozen animals were found dead at the home. Authorities haven’t said what kinds of animals they were.
Charges against the man who lived at the home, if any, were still being determined Wednesday. Authorities were also looking into whether anyone else was involved.
An elderly woman also lived at the home. It wasn’t clear if she played any role in the mistreatment of the animals.
The two bedroom home was declared uninhabitable and condemned by the Town of Brookhaven.