TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – A Terre Haute couple is facing charges after Indiana State Police found 35 rabbits and 2 Guinea pigs in deplorable conditions.
Officials say that some of the cages that the animals were being held in had five to six inches of feces in their cages.
Lynelle Cullen of Helping Pawz Rescue says that they took in one of their biggest intakes with these animals and that it put a strain on their already full shelter.
Cullen also told News 10 that they were able to take in some animals prior to state police serving the warrant.
Master Trooper Troy Cobb says that he’s not sure why people neglect animals. He says that if you suspect neglect, you should call safety officials right away.
“If you see any signs of animal neglect, report it,” Cobb said. “Otherwise we never would have been able to do anything about this if somebody hadn’t called us about it.”
Cullen says that Helping Pawz has adopted out some of the animals from this case, but there still looking for homes for some of them.