88 animals seized from a Willoughby home last October by Lake Humane Society.
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(Lake County) - The Lake Humane Society has won a case against a Willoughby woman who was found guilty on five counts of cruelty or neglect concerning a companion animal.
88 animals (85 cats and 3 dogs) were severely neglected and most of them were very ill when they were rescued October 17, 2012.
The seizure itself was performed by six LHS staff members and took about four hours.
As the staff of LHS walked through the house on October 17th, the smell of urine and feces overwhelmed them causing their eyes and throats to burn, even through their protective gear.
Two of the animals had to be euthanized shortly after arriving at LHS. After several attempts of treatments and no hopes of recovery, nine more animals had to be humanely euthanized.
Some of the cats were held in the URI Quarantine Area for several months to avoid them spreading URI to other cats, but we continued to care for them until they fully recovered. Some of these animals are still undergoing medical treatment to this day.
The woman in this case claimed to be a rescue organization.
As of now, 22 of the animals from this case have been adopted. Many of the animals are still waiting to be adopted at the shelter and some are still, four months later, undergoing medical treatments.
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