Over two dozen dogs and three cats are looking for their forever homes just in time for the holidays after the Beaumont Police Department seized the pets from a hoarding situation.
Animal Control officers received a call of an animal welfare check on Tuesday, where they were asked to go to the 1200 block of Beaumont Avenue. There, they saw two dogs running loose who fled to a nearby home that housed 27 dogs and three cats.
Due to the amount of animals residing in the house with children, the officers requested assistance from police in conducting an investigation. Police found that in addition to the animals, four children whose ages ranged from 3 to 14 years old and four adults lived in the house.
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The living conditions in the house were deemed unacceptable since the family had been living with animal feces and urine in their eating and sleeping areas, according to police. The house posed a health and safety hazard, prompting the Beaumont Police Department to contact Child Protective Services.
After the owner of the animals agreed to sign them over, the 30 pets were taken to Ramona Humane Society in San Jacinto, where they wait to be adopted by loving families.
Anyone who is interested in welcoming one of the animals as a new family member is asked to call the shelter at 951-654-8002.