Bridgeport Animal Control takes pride in keeping both animals and humans safe. When they were tipped off about a suspicious house in the area, they finally had enough evidence to get a search warrant.
Then, they were stunned by what was hidden inside the hoarder’s home.
In the video below, Chief Animal Control Officer Jennifer Merenda explains, “It’s very difficult to move throughout the home, and the home itself was covered in animal waste — difficult to breathe.”
The team rounded up a total of 28 adult dogs, two puppies, and one cat. Many of the animals seemed malnourished, were ridden with fleas, and some even had cases of mange and intestinal parasites.
Luckily, the animals were brought to shelters, where they are now recovering from their dark past and learning to trust humans again.
“They definitely have a desire to interact with people and they’re not quite sure how to go about it,” Jennifer says.
Check out the current condition of the 31 rescued animals in the video below, and please SHARE if you’re glad they were taken out of such a horrible situation!
Footage and photos provided by WTIC Hartford