Rhode Island SPCA rescues over 30 animals from Tiverton home
TIVERTON, R.I. (WLNE) — A home on Roseland Terrace in Tiverton was found to be filled with animals living in poor conditions Wednesday morning, said the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Members of the Tiverton Animal Control Office, Tiverton Police Department, and the RISPCA responded to a complaint of animals living in hazardous conditions.
Investigators found that 35 dogs and two cats were living inside, some in cages, while others were allowed to roam free.
Police said that one of the residents claimed to be fostering the animals for an animal rescue agency operating out of Texas; however, she was not licensed to operate a shelter within the state.
The house was found to be uninhabitable, and the three residents were forced to relocate. The RISPCA are still working to relocate all animals to an appropriate shelter.