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Animals seized from Caledonia shelter will start going up for adoption

CALEDONIA, WI (WTAQ) - Dozens of animals that were seized from a Racine County rescue shelter will start going up for adoption in the next couple of weeks.  

Police removed about 90 dogs and cats in recent days from the Orphan Kanines' shelter in Caledonia, and from two homes in the area. The shelter's owner has given up ownership of the seized animals.

The Racine Journal Times says about half the dogs are now at a temporary shelter in that city, while others are at Wisconsin Humane Society facilities in Racine, Milwaukee, and Ozaukee counties.  

The owners of two seized dogs have come forward -- and officials say they'll take their pets home soon.  

Angela Speed of the Humane Society says efforts are now being made to get the other pets ready for adoption.  

Authorities said they discovered unsafe conditions at the Caledonia shelter during a routine fire inspection. Among other things, officials said ammonia levels in the building were unsafe for humans -- which is why it took a while for the animals to be removed.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)