Pet shop raided, 800 animals need permanent places to stay

Posted by Big Rat on Campus on Jan 19, 2015 in Rat Answers | Subscribe

The Wayne County Sheriff’s office seized around 800 small animals from a pet shop in Smithville on Friday, Jan. 16.

The animals, which included mice, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits and birds, were taken as part of a cruelty investigation. 

The pet shop surrendered the animals, which are now being cared for by Wayne County Humane Society. 

Officials with the Sheriff’s Dept. say they have teamed up with organizations in surrounding counties to help with care and placement. 

WCHS staff and volunteers are assessing the condition of the animals at the shelter and will be offering extended hours to facilitate adoptions, starting on Monday, January 19.

They are asking for monetary donations to help offset the cost of the care for the animals. Additional volunteers are needed at the shelter to help clean cages and care for the seized animals.

Can you help? Please visit their website (, call us, or stop by the shelter for donation and volunteer information.

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