The Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center is struggling to care for more than 100 neglected animals rescued from a Springfield, Massachusetts home on August 11, MassLive News reported August 13. Director Pam Peebles says the animals may have been living in horrible conditions for as long as one year.
These animals are safe now after a tip was provided to law enforcement from a concerned citizen. Springfield Police Department spokesman Sgt. John Delaney said animal ordinance officers William Witherspoon and Craig Staples were sent to investigate. Delaney told MassLive News
“It was a zoo.”
“It is too early to know how many are going to be placed in homes. We don’t know at this point.”
Once the animals are assessed, they’ll be sent to other shelters in the Springfield area for care and treatment. Hopefully many will be healthy enough to be put up for adoption. Many of the dogs and cats have respiratory infections. One animal is in need of major intestinal surgery and others need to be operated on to remove damaged eyes. The home where the animals were rescued from has been condemned.
You can keep up with the dogs and cats along with any supplies T.J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center may need via their Facebook page.