WAUKESHA — More
than 300 chinchillas have been removed from a southeast Wisconsin
home deem uninhabitable by authorities.
called to perform a well-being check at the residence in Waukesha
on Sunday. Officers reported unkempt conditions, as well as the
strong scent of ammonia and animal urine.
The Waukesha Fire
Department deemed the home unlivable after testing the level of
The Humane Animal
Welfare Society was called to remove 331 chinchillas and two cats.
Authorities also found nearly two dozen dead chinchillas.
A battalion chief
for the city of Waukesha Fire Department says the adults living in
the home admitted to breeding and selling the small rodents.
He says the
conditions inside the home were the worst he's seen in 30 years on