Salina officers recover sick animals abandoned at motel

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Officials are looking for one or two people who abandoned several animals at a Salina motel.

Salina animal control officers went to a Traveler’s Lodge Thursday after receiving an odor complaint. They found emaciated, dehydrated cats, snakes, turtles and rats. Some of the animals were feeding on other animals that had died.

Vanessa Cowie, animal services manager at the Salina Animal Shelter, says it appears the animals had been abandoned for at least two weeks. The Salina Journal reports shelter workers saved at least 10 animals. Some reptiles could be released into the wild the other animals will eventually be put up for adoption.

Salina police Capt. Mike Sweeney said police are seeking one or two people who are believed to have stayed at the motel.



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