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Report: Animals Removed From Medford Home

At least 150 animals were found in a Lincoln Road home, reports News 12.

Suffolk SPCA workers said that at least 150 animals have been removed from a home on Lincoln Road in Medford Tuesday, reports News 12.

According to the report, officials told News 12 that dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, reptiles, chinchillas and ferrets were found inside the residence.

A woman in her 70s reportedly was trying to take care of the animals, but was overwhelmed at the sheer number of them. Officials say in the report that the home has been condemned due to filthy conditions.

"While the intentions are good of the woman, she's overwhelmed," said Brookhaven Animal Shelter Director Maureen Schneider to News 12. "They needed food, they needed water, it is uninhabitable for both animals and people."

Citing Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine, the report says that the woman may face fines for violating town codes. The animals are being taken care of at the Brookhaven Animal Shelter, and rescue groups will find them new homes.

See the original report and video on News 12 (subscription)

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Update 10:01 a.m. 4/3/13: An earlier version of this story mistyped as the incident happening on Monday. This has been corrected to Tuesday.

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