Hundreds Of Animals Rescued In Vinton In Custody Of Local Shelter
You may remember last month nearly 1,000 animals were rescued from the home of Barbara and Marshall Galkowski in Vinton, IA. Rescuers from the Cedar Valley Humane Society (a no-kill shelter) embarked on their largest recuse to date with animals in some of the worst conditions they've seen. The animals rescued included "guinea pigs, mice, hamsters, gerbils, and rabbits, hedgehogs, chinchillas, turtles, fish, birds, and a ball python," according to the CBS 2 report.
Now thanks to Cedar Valley Humane Society, and everyone who helped support their efforts, the animals are in safe hands. CBS2 reports that CVHS has just obtained full legal custody of the animals!
Barbara and Marshall Galkowski agreed to permanently forfeit all of the animals seized from their home, including the 14 animals a judge allowed them to keep in a ruling. In exchange, CVHS waived all feeds associating with the rescue and care of the animals."-CBS2
A great end to an unfortunate situation. The folks at the Cedar Valley Humane Society have worked over 1,000 hours caring for these animals, as stated in their recent Facebook post. But their work isn't over yet! They're are looking to get the animals ready for adoption and are seeking donations to be able to continue care. If you would like to chip in to help, you can do so HERE.