The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) rescued more than 200 animals in unsuitable conditions at an inner-north Canberra property.
Rescued animals include poultry, cat and rabbits. They were kept inside the Ainslie home lacking food, water and good shelter.
The RSPCA visited property last week and observed that animals are lethargic and overheating. Six chickens were euthanized due to cannibalism.
“It is clear that these owners needed our help as they could no longer properly care for so many (animals), and because the owners chose to surrender the animals we have already started the rehoming process,” said Tammy Ven Dange, RSPCA’s chief executive officer.
The RSPCA will not be pressing charges.