Humane Society treating hundreds of rescued exotic animals

Humane Society treating hundreds of rescued exotic animals

Original airdate: 10/16/2018 | The meet and greet room at the Lehigh County Humane Society has a warning on the door to check containers and ceiling tiles before entering.

Because in those containers are more than 29 exotic snakes like an anaconda or Rainbow Burmese python.

Across the hall are 37 exotic birds. A dozen rats, four rabbits, four frogs, two potbellied pigs and three huskies round out what Humane Society officials are calling a large case of animal cruelty.

Workers are now working overtime to care for the nearly 100 animals they’ve received. The animals were taken from a home on the 900 block of Hillcrest Drive South in Macungie.

“It’s a hoarder and he probably was trying to make money as well selling. But he had or she had no clue what they were doing, said Executive Director Mary Shafer.

Shafer says the animals are owned by two people, one of whom has a history of animal cruelty, and officials say the investigation is ongoing, but they say charges will be filed.

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