AN ANIMAL RESCUE GROUP DESPERATELY NEEDS HELP AFTER ALMOST 300 ANIMALS WERE FOUND LIVING IN WHAT RESCUERS CALL 'HORRIBLE' CONDITIONS"
Needs help after almost 300 animals were found living in what rescuers call 'horrible' conditions" in montgomery county.
But local supporters says it's not what it seems... abc 36's alex king breaks down the details... but just a warning first... there are some graphic images in the story.
James: "it was heartbreaking."
The kentucky guardians of rescue group recently received a tip about animals living in deplorable conditions... that's when montgomery county law enforcement got involved.
James: "they were extremely helpful on this situation.
They began an investigation, after their investigation it was found true that there were several hundred animals living in this deplorable situation."
Rescuers worked wedneday afternoon into thursday morning to help get all the animals off the 'caring about treasured strays' property.
Overall... there were about 104 dogs and 187 cats.
James: "these situations it's very sad, it's very emotional, the stress level runs high but all the animals are safe.
They're off the property.
They're all recieving vet care.
We did have to take ten puppies to the emergency vet due to several medical and neglect issues."
He says the animals are doing fine now.
But supporters of the rescue are posting on its facebook page saying this is all wrong... that the owner of this stray rescue took good care of the animals.
James says they do understand the owner was trying to help the community but he says the tip they received saved these animals lives..
James: "april is animal cruelty awareness month.
If you see something, expect something, say something."
We reached out to 'caring about treasured strays' and spoke with the owner... she says her lawyers told her not to speak out... however she told me the animals were well fed and taken care of.
We'll continue to update you... as this investigation continues.
Alex king, abc 36 news.
If you're interested in adopting one of those animals...you'll have to wait.
The animals can't go to new homes until the investigation, and possible legal action, is complete.
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