62 animals rescued from Natrona County residence

 Photo courtesy of Casper Police Department
Photo courtesy of Casper Police Department (KGWN)
Published: Jan. 9, 2020 at 6:13 PM CST
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A release from Casper Police Department said Casper Police Department Animal Protection officers rescued dozens of animals from a home in Natrona County.

Officers found the animals in extremely unsanitary conditions with obvious signs of neglect. After multiple attempts to help the owner take care of the animals failed and Animal protection officers obtained a search warrant for the property.

In total, forty-five small breed dogs, one large breed dog, one cat, and fifteen rabbits were rescued from the property. 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 surrounding 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.

This 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. If that possibility arises, we will release that information as soon as we are able.