31 dogs and a parrot were seized from a home in the town of Eaton Wednesday night.
Authorities say the pets were taken from deplorable conditions.
“There was feces and urine in every room and the smells, according to the officers’ reports, were almost unbearable,” says Brown County Lt. Kevin Pawlak.
The animals were seized from the Skaleski stretch of road from what authorities described as a farmstead.
Upon arrival, officers found seven dead farm animals outside Lisa Kraszewski’s home, frozen and covered in snow.
Two children, a 12-year-old and 7-year-old were taken into custody by Child Protective Services.
Officers were first called to the scene after a relative reported they had been bitten by a dog there, but didn’t know by which dog.
Now those dogs have found a temporary home at the Green Bay Humane Society.
“One person does not have the capacity to care for 31 dogs and unfortunately it seems to be one of those situations that spiraled out of control where someone just couldn’t provide the proper care for the animals,” says Angela Speed with the Wisconsin Humane Society. “But fortunately there was an intervention, now the animals are in a much better place.”
The dogs didn’t appear to be extremely malnourished, but the previous owner does face 31 counts of failure to provide food and water to dogs along with 7 animal cruelty charges.
The Humane Society is hoping the pups eventually find homes.
“Right now all of the dogs and the parrot are considered seized so we cannot path them through to adoption unless the owners surrender the animals to us,” says Speed. “Or through the legal system, if it works its way through the legal process and eventually were granted ownership.”
Kraszewski also faces two counts of neglecting a child.
The Humane Society is not sure how long the dogs will be in their care, but they are asking for donations from the public because the amount of money to board animals under these circumstances can get expensive.