Around noon today, Casper Police Department Animal Protection Officers rescued dozens of animals from a residence in Natrona County.
Police officals say that on December 26th, 2019, APOs responded to a call of an Animal Problem at a residence on Boles Road in Natrona County. Officers found dozens of animals in extremely unsanitary conditions with obvious signs of neglect on the property.
“After multiple attempts to help the owner create a plan to better care for the animals failed, Animal Protection Officers obtained a search warrant for the property,” CPD said in a statement, Thursday.
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The search warrant was served on Thursday, January 9th, 2020. Officers worked for over three hours to find and rescue the animals from the property.
In total, forty-five small breed dogs, one large breed dog, one cat, and fifteen rabbits were rescued.
All animals were transported to Metro Animal Shelter to be evaluated by a veterinarian and rehabilitate while the investigation continues.
“This team of Animal Protection Officers is among the most dedicated and compassionate group of
people I’ve ever known,” said APO Sergeant Scott Schell. “What we do is not easy. We’re here to
protect the animals in our community. Today, we did just that.”
CPD Animal Protection Officers, also known as Metro Animal Control Officers, are employees of
the Casper Police Department. Metro Animal Services is a service provided by the Casper Police
Department to the City of Casper and s urrounding towns, municipalities and areas of Natrona County.
Further information regarding this investigation and the wellbeing of the animals will be released as it becomes available.
The rescue is a collaborative effort between the Casper Police Department, CPD Animal Protection
Officers, The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office, and Metro Animal Shelter.
While this case is under investigation these animals are not readily available for adoption.
All photos courtesy of the Casper Police Department.