Metro Animal Shelter provides care for animals rescued by Casper PD Animal Protection Officers

 Dogs rescued from a Natrona County residence are housed at Metro Animal Shelter.
Dogs rescued from a Natrona County residence are housed at Metro Animal Shelter. (KCWY)
Published: Jan. 10, 2020 at 7:19 PM CST
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After two weeks of working with the resident to improve the animals living conditions, Animal Protection Officers sought a search warrant because they could not reach an agreement.

"All our APO's they truly are passionate towards the animals. That's one of the reasons why they are in this position, to give the animals a chance to have a voice," Sgt. Scott Schell, CPD Animal Protection supervisor, said.

Schell said you should only have as many pets as you can safely take care of and if you see animal neglect or abuse, call the police.

The animals were transported to Metro Animal Shelter yesterday.

"Luckily there was a vet here to triage everybody so he put his hands on each and every animal. Everybody was settled last night with fresh food, a bowl of clean water, a blanket to lay on. It was really nice to leave here last night knowing that," Tory Walsh, Metro Animal Shelter manager, said.

Walsh said this isn't the first time she has seen more than 60 animals come in at once. During that time the owner relinquished ownership which allowed Metro Animal Shelter to find homes for the animals. Walsh said at this time they are housing the animals but their owner could get them back.

"We don't know what's going to happen with them yet. We're providing care until we hear more," Walsh said.

Metro Animal Shelter appreciates the continued support and will let us know if it needs anything.