Local Hudson Valley animal organizations came together to help over 50 animals living in poor conditions.

Pets Alive, an Orange County animal sanctuary, along with help from the Ulster County SPCA Humane Law Investigation Division removed 54 animals from what they are calling "horrendous living conditions."

According to a blog post from Pets Alive, on Thursday, July 30th, 34 animals and 20 birds were saved from a poorly maintained barn. The Pets Alive organization shared what these unfortunate conditions were like in their blog in a statement saying:

Feces-packed stalls with little light; dark, dirty dead animal bones strewn throughout the barn; a dead goat was being used as a compost pile.

The Ulster County SPCA explained that it took over 12 hours of "non-stop animal assessment, loading, transporting and providing care to rescue them."

This was no small feat. The Ulster County SPCA and Pets Alive received help from other agencies like the Catskill Animal Sanctuary and The Town of Olive Police.

In the end, there was 1 dog, 3 cats, 1 rabbit, 2 turkeys, 2 geese, 28 goats, 1 sheep, 1 duck, and 15 chickens all rescued on that day. The 28 goats, the sheep and the duck all are residents now at Pets Alive in Middletown, while all the other animals are now living at either the Ulster County SPCA, Arthur’s Acres Animal Sanctuary or the Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

Since this is an open investigation, there are no more details about where these animals were living and why they were in such poor conditions.

For more information about the animals saved and the process visit PetsAlive.com.


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