Humane investigation brings 57 animals to AHS

Orange kitten held by AHS vet staff

Animal Humane Society’s Critical Response Team partnered with the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office to rescue 57 animals from a northern Minnesota home last Monday. 

Confined to filthy rooms filled with garbage and covered in feces, 54 cats and three dogs were rushed to AHS in need of immediate medical and behavioral care. Fourteen deceased animals were also discovered within the home.

Now these vulnerable animals are safe at AHS, but their journey is just beginning. 

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Many of the animals rescued will require continuous specialty care as they’re treated for malnourishment, fleas, and other parasites. Of the 57 animals rescued, 30 are kittens under two months old. For these newborns, this is the first time they’ve ever had a clean bed or fresh water.

While the cats, dogs, and kittens all face significant medical concerns, addressing their behavioral needs will be the biggest challenge. Some are so fearful they won’t touch their food or leave the back of their enclosures. Our hearts break for what they endured in the past, but we’re comforted knowing they will experience unconditional love and safety from this day forward.

AHS Humane Agents

Animal Humane Society’s humane agents are the only full-time professional humane investigators in the state, and we partner with local agencies and community members to provide non-judgmental aid and support whenever possible. Learn more about our Humane Investigations team.

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Rex, rescued in AHS Humane Investigations case
Two kittens rescued in AHS humane investigations case

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