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35 Dogs, 5 Puppies, 6 Cats & 6 Birds Seized outside Lake Stevens


July 18, 2011

Forty (40) dogs and puppies and six (6) cats were found living in crates inside a residence on the 9100 block of 42nd Street NE, an unincorporated area of Snohomish County near Lake Stevens. The animals were seized and removed by Snohomish County Animal Control Services on Friday night.

A welfare check led Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies and local paramedics to the residence late Friday afternoon. The male occupant was deceased.

Adult dogs and puppies (mostly Miniature Pinschers) were found living in the residence in small crates.

All of the animals were removed for care and feeding and veterinary medical assessment as no next-of-kin could be located at the time to take possession of the animals. It is believed the dogs had been without food or water for approximately three (3) days. The animals are currently being cared for at the Everett Animal Shelter – no animals at the shelter were euthanized to make room for the seized dogs and cats. The dogs and cats seized will be available for adoption through the Everett Animal shelter.

The cost of seizing and treating animals rescued from these conditions severely impacts the budgets of all responding agencies. Citizens wishing to help can donate money for the on-going medical expenses and the purchase of specific food to meet the special dietary needs of these animals by contacting the Everett Animal Shelter at 425-257-6000. The shelter accepts cash, check, debit and credit donations. The Everett Animal Shelter is located at 333 Smith Island Rd ., Everett. Donations of liquid laundry detergent and bleach to help with the increased soiled bedding are also welcomed.

Check donations may also be sent by mail directly to the shelter’s nonprofit agency “ARF” (Animal Rescue Foundation) at PO Box 12817, Everett, WA 98206 or to the Snohomish County Animal Benefit Bequest Fund at 3000 Rockefeller Ave MS306, Everett, WA 98201.


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