Crews are removing approximately 100 animals from a home on Campbell Avenue in Troy on Tuesday.
Police say they received a tip that a large number of animals were not being cared for at the home.
Upon arrival, officers were met with a very foul stench and found a large number of animals inside the home. Urine could be smelled 30 feet away from the home.
So far, animal control and officers have recovered 38 dogs, 38 cats, 6 ferrets, and 18 birds.
Police say many of the animals were in cages and some were roaming throughout the home.
The house is deemed uninhabitable by the Troy Department of Code Enforcement and is currently locked down.
The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society is preparing to care for some of the animals. Five vans took the animals to the shelter a little after 2 p.m.
“It’s really going to put a drain on our staffing, on our food, on our finances. Any support people can lend is always appreciated,” said Mohawk Hudson Humane Society President Todd Cramer. “It does not happen typically on a scale this size, these are far and few between. But I’m glad we’re here,” he added.
Adoption will be available once any medical needs are met, which could be in as little as a few days.
The incident remains under investigation.