Around noon today, Casper Police Department Animal Protection Officers (APO) rescued dozens of animals from a residence in Natrona County.
On December 26th, 2019, APOs responded to a call of an Animal Problem at a residence on Boles Road in Natrona County. Officers found dozens of animals in extremely unsanitary conditions with obvious signs of neglect on the property. After multiple attempts to help the owner create a plan to better care for the animals failed, Animal Protection Officers obtained a search warrant for the property.
The search warrant was served on Thursday, January 9th, 2020. Officers worked for over three hours to find and rescue the animals from the property.
In total, forty-five small breed dogs, one large breed dog, one cat, and fifteen rabbits were rescued from the property. All animals were transported to Metro Animal Shelter to be evaluated by a veterinarian and rehabilitate while the investigation continues.
“This team of Animal Protection Officers is among the most dedicated and compassionate group of people I’ve ever known,” said APO Sergeant Scott Schell. “What we do is not easy. We’re here to protect the animals in our community. Today, we did just that.”
CPD Animal Protection Officers, also known as Metro Animal Control Officers, are employees of the Casper Police Department. Metro Animal Services is a service provided by the Casper Police Department to the City of Casper and surrounding towns, municipalities and areas of Natrona County.
Further information regarding this investigation and the wellbeing of the animals will be released as it becomes available.
This rescue is a collaborative effort between the Casper Police Department, CPD Animal Protection Officers, The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office, and Metro Animal Shelter.
While this case is under investigation these animals are not readily available for adoption. If that possibility arises, we will release that information as soon as we are able.
If you are interested in adopting a new furry family member, we highly encourage you to reach out to our partners at Metro Animal Shelter. You can help them make room for these rescues to be rehabilitated by adopting one of their current animals. They are open Tuesday through Friday from 12:00pm – 6:00pm and Saturday through Sunday from 12:00pm – 4:00pm and can be reached at 307-235-8398.
The Casper Police Department is dedicated to the protection and safety of our community through the highest standards of professionalism in police services.