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January 25, 2014

Police remove 65 birds from home in Lawrence

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“Not only have these birds endured a level of overcrowding typically seen in hoarding conditions, but their socialization and overall health needs have gone unmet for years,” Keiley said in a press release.

“Many of them are fragile and scared — and you can imagine how bad the conditions were when for their own well being we opted to take them from the home on a day when the temperature was hovering around ten degrees.”

Three kittens were also taken from the home. Keiley expects for all the birds and kittens to recover from their conditions and to be able to find a “forever home.”

Keiley said donations now are desperately needed.

“Monetary donations are very important in these times because of the now greatly expanded number of animals who need our care,” he said.

The 65 new additions have strained an already overloaded bird room at the facility’s Noble Family Animal Care and Adoption Center, which is now housing close to 90 birds.

The birds will live at the MSPCA-Nevins Farm until permanent homes can be found.

Anyone interested in adopting one or some of the animals is encouraged to visit the MSPCA-Nevins Farm Animal Care and Adoption Center at Care and Adoption Center at 400 Broadway, Methuen or visit www.mspca.org.

Reporter Mark E. Vogler contributed to this report.

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