FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Some animals that were found living in squalid conditions at a Medford home last week are now up for adoption.
The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals found as many as 150 animals living at the home at 71 Lincoln Road last Tuesday.
The Brookhaven Town Animal Shelter and Adoption Center took in 22 dogs and more than 60 cats. Ten of the dogs and all of the cats are available for adoption.
The adopted animals will be spayed and neutered at no charge before being taken home, the shelter said.
The shelter also rescued seven rabbits from the home. They will be shown to the public this weekend.
“The public response to our need to find homes for these animals has been overwhelming,” Supervisor Ed Romaine said in a press release.
“These rescued animals would make great companions for people who are willing to give them love and patience so they can assimilate into a true home environment after what they have been through,” Councilwoman Jane Bonner said. “Once you meet them, you’ll want to take one home.”
The animals were cared for by two women who lived in the condemned house. Shelter director Maureen Schneider said the women had good intentions, but were overwhelmed trying to care for so many animals.