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Fifty animals removed from Essex home

On January 30 animal control departments from Middlesex, King and Queen, Mathews, Northumberland and Westmoreland counties assisted Essex Animal Control in the removal of close to 50 animals from an Essex residence, said Middlesex Animal Control Officer Ricky Warren this week. 

All departments helped with transportation and housing of the animals.  The animals included dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbit and a rooster. This operation went on for about 10 hours, said Warren.

There also was a representative of the state veterinarian office to check on the condition of all the animals. The animals’ conditions varied from poor to good, said Warren. 

Middlesex County Animal Control is making an urgent plea for citizens to provide possible foster homes for animals.  “In today’s economical climate Middlesex Animal Control is receiving numerous requests from citizens to relinquish their animals,” said Warren.

Most all local shelters, including the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, currently are overflowing with animals and have little to no space, said Warren.

To help, contact Middlesex Animal Control at 758-2779.  

posted 02.04.2009

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