Developing-Racine Police, CSO Officers with the Racine Police Department along with the City of Racine Health Department and representatives with the Wisconsin Humane Society are currently on scene at a home on Racine’s northside. They were dispatched this morning for a welfare check for the residents of the home and that approximately 20 dogs (said to be Chihuahuas) were inside the residence.
Witnesses on scene tell us that there are multiple CSO officers on scene, numerous crates lined up outside, and animals are being removed from the residence at this time. It is unknown the exact amount of animals being removed, their conditions or the conditions of the residents. We have been in contact with officials with the Wisconsin Humane Society and will update as available.
Update-Angela Speed with the Wisconsin Humane Society has notified us that 18 dogs were surrendered this morning to authorities after Racine Police, CSO officers, City of Racine Health Department officials and personnel were called to a home on Racines northside for a welfare check and discovered a hoarding situation. All the dogs that were surrendered were Chihuahuas, with the exception of a Beagle. A mother dog and her 2 week old puppies which staff consider too fragile to transport will be held at the Wisconsin Humane Society-Racine Campus. The owners were cooperative and surrendered 18 dogs to officials. 17 Chihuahuas and 1 Beagle. The dogs are getting veterinary exams today and some will be transferred to our Ozaukee Campus this afternoon due to space limitations in Racine. The family was allowed to keep three of their dogs.
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