Close to 200 animals rescued from Killeen home

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The Killeen Police Department, Fire Department and Humane Society of the U.S. have been at a Killeen residence for hours, seizing hundreds of animals from a home.

About 200 cats and ten dogs were rescued Friday on Fox Glove Lane. Police say this comes after complaints from residents in the area. Authorities served the search and seizure warrant around 7:00 a.m.

The animals were described as being in deplorable condition, and were stacked in crates where many of them were lacking clean water.

The animals have been taken to an undisclosed location for examination, where they will be in the care of the Killeen Humane Society.

They say many of them have been suffering from neglect and will be in need of medical assistance. 

One neighbor says he never would have suspected anything like this to go on here where he lives.

FOX44 spoke to a representative from the Humane Society about their findings.

“So what we found when we walked into the house was animals living in poor conditions, overflowing litter boxes, what appeared to be upper respiratory infections, cats and kittens living in crowded conditions, in aquariums, and there was a really strong ammonia smell inside of the house, as well,” says Humane Society representative Nikki Prather.

It is unknown if the homeowners will be facing charges, but FOX44 will continue to get you more details as they become available.

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