Anita’s Stevens-Swan Humane Society in Utica seeks homes for animals after owner found dead


CITY OF SANGERFIELD — The Anita’s Stevens-Swan Humane Society is seeking to adopt more than a dozen dogs rescued from deplorable conditions after their owner was found dead in the town of Sangerfield last week.

Company officials said they were contacted by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office to help retrieve the animals after a person died in their home on Route 20. Officials said they found 18 dogs.” very frightened”, three cats, a horse and several donkeys on the property, as well as at least one dead dog. The Society worked all day with the CNY SPCA to collect and clean up the animals, with the Humane Society taking the dogs and cats. The sheriff’s office found a placement for the horse and donkeys, officials said.

The next morning, another dog died, authorities said. This second dog lived in the same room as the previously deceased dog. Officials said they don’t yet know what specifically happened to the two dogs. Their bodies were sent for animal autopsies.

Officials said the past week had been spent cleaning, grooming, neutering, neutering and treating the rescued animals, all of which are “still very scared”.

“We spent time trying to make them more comfortable around people,” the Humane Society said on Facebook.

Officials said they have started adopting the dogs and cats. The cat adoption fee is $80 and the dog adoption fee is $120.

Anyone interested in adopting one of the rescued animals can visit the website:


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