After Living in Deplorable Conditions, Dozens of Animals Treated

April 13, 2011 Updated Apr 14, 2011 at 1:09 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

April 13, 2011 Updated Apr 14, 2011 at 1:09 PM EDT

Concord, NY, (WKBW) - Dozens of animals are now in the care of the Erie County SPCA, after officers discovered them living in filth at a home on Allen Road in Concord. The SPCA is now treating 16 cats, 6 dogs, 2 geese, and 75 chickens. Officers tell Eyewitness all the cats are very sick and suffer from upper respiratory infections. The rest of the animals will have to be evaluated to determine their conditions.

"The dogs and cats had to burrow through feces from room to room," said Erie County SPCA Director of Public Relations Gina Browning. "They were creating tunnels. The officer (on site) was unsure if it was all animal or human waste combined."

Officers say an elderly woman lives by herself at the residence and this is the 3rd time they've been called to the home. Charges could be pending, but the SPCA says its trying to get help for the elderly woman involved.