Authorities recovered one hundred cats this morning after completing a search and search warrant in a residence located at kilometer 2.0 of the PR-401 highway in the neighborhood of Playa in Anasco.
According to the investigation of Agent Jose Flores, coordinator of Law 154 for the Welfare and Protection of Animals in Mayaguez, Erica Marie Erickson, who lives in the apartment, is said to be a rescuer, who was complained by neighbors because of unsanitary conditions. The way these cats lived and disposed of the animals when they died.
The intervention was the result of a work plan led by Captain Jose Figueroa Andujar, commander of the Anasco district, in collaboration with the Department of Health, the Office of Emergency Management and the municipality of Anasco, the registration unit of the police. Experts from the Puerto Rico College of Veterinary Medicine and animal shelters in the west.
Many of the rescued cats are in critical condition, the news report said.
The residence is said to be in inhumane conditions with excrement even in the resident’s room.
The case will be discussed with prosecutor Andres Fernandez to file possible charges.