Forty-one animals were confiscated from a home in Auburn this week. Auburn Police sought assistance from the Sangamon County Animal Control and Adoption Center (SCACAC) regarding a residence housing an excessive number of dogs.
Police, with an Animal Control Officer, discovered numerous dogs confined, many severely malnourished and underweight. Jeanne Keenan, Director of Operations at SCACAC, mobilized officers and Animal Care Technicians, operating overnight to settle thirty-nine dogs, one cat, and an iguana, ensuring initial vaccinations and medical care.
Staff and volunteers have tirelessly managed the animals, guaranteeing hygiene, medical care, and three meals daily to help the suffering animals regain healthy weight. Keenan and the staff have coordinated with rescues and fosters, seeking placements for transferable dogs. Many dedicated volunteers have assisted with walking, bathing, feeding, and socializing all week. Veterinarians have extended hours for examinations and treatments.
In a statement, Keenan said, “This incident has taken a tremendous toll on all of the dedicated staff, veterinarians, and volunteers, both emotionally and physically, as they work to care for these dogs in addition to the other dogs and cats that were housed there before this huge influx of dogs."
The center is actively seeking loving homes for these animals and other animals currently in their care. Those interested in adopting or fostering can contact the Sangamon County Animal Control and Adoption Center at 217-535-3065 or visit during their hours of operation: Monday – Friday 10:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.