More than 80 animals taken from Solon property, transported to emergency shelter

July 23, 2019

For more information contact: Jim Britt at (207) 480-0558

AUGUSTA, Maine - Approximately 80 animals including dogs, cats, chickens and horses were rescued from a Solon, Maine property after Maine Animal Welfare authorities determined that the animals needed urgent care. The animals were removed to an emergency shelter. Local law enforcement and humane agents served a search warrant on the property. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible. While in state custody, the animals will be given medical and behavioral evaluations and needed care. Once custody is determined by the court, possible new homes for the animals can be found. Animal Welfare will work with animal sheltering partners across the state to find new homes for the animals.

How to help

Many animal shelters and County Animal Response Teams are assisting in the care for these animals while in state custody. Donations can be dropped off at local animal shelters. Needed items include pads and blankets, towels, sheets, dog toys, paper towels, cleaning supplies and dog food/treats. Anyone interested in helping animals in their community should inquire with their local animal shelter.

The following animal welfare organizations provided volunteers and assistance with this case:

  • Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland
  • Animal Welfare Society
  • Bangor Humane Society
  • Cumberland County Animal Response Team (CART)
  • Franklin County Animal Shelter
  • Greater Androscoggin Humane Society
  • Kennebec Valley Humane Society
  • Maine Department of Agriculture Conservation & Forestry
  • Maine Department of Transportation
  • Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals
  • Midcoast Humane
  • Oxford County CART
  • York County CART