The Humane Society of the United States Helps Topeka in Neglected Animal Hoard

By Trish Svoboda

On January 30th authorities in Topeka served a search and seizure warrant on a residential property. 70 dogs and cats were found living in hazardous conditions and without access to clean water. Many of the dogs were underweight, and a number of the animals appeared to have skin, eye, and respiratory issues.

The Humane Society of the United States is now assisting the Topeka Police Department in rescuing these neglected animals, as stated in a release on its website.

Midge Grinstead, Kansas state director for the Humane Society of the United States, said, “We are grateful to the Topeka Police Department and all the agencies working together to get these animals the help they need.”

Topeka Police Department Captain Colleen Stuart said, “I am extremely proud of our Animal Control unit, and we are grateful to have the HSUS partner in this terrible situation. The HSUS was able to provide the needed resources to allow these animals a second chance for a loving forever home.”

The rescued animals have been relocated to a safe, confidential location to be examined by veterinarians and receive medical attention. RedRover responders are also assisting at the temporary shelter.

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