Pointe Coupee Parish Animal Services is asking for donations to provide care and treatment for more than 50 animals rescued from a destroyed home on Friday. Yesterday, PCPAS announced more animals were found bringing the total to more than 100 pets living in the destroyed and filthy home.
Emergency medical personnel found the owner of the home deceased. It is unclear when the homeowner died.
"The smell could be smelt car lengths away from their home," said the PCPAS in a Facebook post. "No water, few lights, and sadly a forgotten life."
The floor of the home nearly gave way as crews worked to rescue each animal. That work has continued into this week with setting traps, removing food from the home and trying to capture the remaining animals for treatment.
All of the pets are all in dire need of medical treatment and specialized care. Most of the pets are blind, in poor health and are likely infested with heart worms.
"They are flea infested, scabies, traumatized, and need medical care ASAP," the PCPAS Facebook post reads.
Some of the animals may be up for adoption in the future, but will need intensive rehabilitation prior to placement and a loving, understanding new family.
The PCPAS is asking for donations via their Amazon wishlist and donations to the BISSELL Pet Foundation. If you are interested in receiving updates about the pets and their conditions, visit the PCPAS Facebook page.