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SPCA rescues animals from property in Springville

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Erie County SPCA photo
Exotic birds rescued in Springville

The Erie County SPCA rescued 41 animals Tuesday from property on Cattaraugus Street in Springville.

But this was not the first time the SPCA was called to that address.  

"It was a monstrous site," said SPCA spokeswoman Gina Browning.

They SPCA received an anonymous tip about the poor conditions of the animals.

"Our investigators saw fragments of deceased animals strewn throughout the property, and they are uncertain at this point if the animals who are living
were feeding off the animals who were deceased," said Browning.

Among the 41 animals discovered in deplorable conditions, 21-exotic birds, miniature horses, pigs, cats and dogs. 

The owner, Gloria Johnson, is a repeat offender.  She was charged with animal cruelty in 2010 while living at the same property after  animals were rescued by SPCA officers.

No charges have been filed in this latest rescue, but the SPCA is speaking with the Erie County District Attorney's office.

'We also need to begin a bond process with them. We are hoping that happens sometime this week," said Browning.
Browning says fortunately the animals are expected to survive.  They are being evaluated by veterinarians.