ALBANY, Ore. -- There were far more animals rescued than cages available when police took 204 rabbits and guinea pigs from an Albany home.
All of them are now looking for new homes from the Safehaven Humane Society in Tangent.
I'm just going in here to see if there are a few bunnies that spark my interest, said Kelly Noland, one of many locals looking to adopt.
Albany police discovered all those animals in and around an Albany home, just a few blocks from the police station.
They actually went to the home to check on the welfare of a child that state workers were concerned about, when they discovered the animals.
Police are not commenting on that case, but they have plenty to say about the animals they discovered.
We found 145 rabbits, 58 guinea pigs, 3 dogs and 3 cats, all having been neglected in some form or another, said Lt Casey Dorland with Albany Police.
Pamela O'Brien, 58, was cited for animal neglect along with junk and trash violations. No one answered the door of that home on Friday, but we did notice what appeared to be a malnourished cat.
We didn't seize the three cats and three dogs on the condition that they get medically evaluated, said Lt. Dorland.
The Safehaven Humane Society was overwhelmed, but the community is stepping up with donations of food, cages and other supplies.
I'm so happy the community has done so much to help us, I've never seen a case like this in my 12 years at the humane society, said Chris Storm, the Executive Director of Safehaven Humane Society.