Officials rescue 61 dogs and cats from filthy home

March 1, 2018

AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Police and animal rescue workers have removed more than 60 cats and dogs from a Massachusetts home.

Authorities were called to the Auburn home Tuesday after they received a report of the animals living in filthy conditions. Police say some animals were ill and the home smelled of urine and feces.

Auburn police say a total of 61 animals — including kittens and puppies — have been taken to the Animal Rescue League of Boston for evaluation. The home was deemed unfit for habitation.

Police say the homeowners are facing charges of animal cruelty and operating a kennel without a license.

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