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Animal Control Working To Find Pets Left Behind At Life O'Riley

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LANSING, MI (WLNS) - The Life O'Riley Mobile Home Park is off limits now, but there were still a few people collecting their personal property on Monday.

Some things, they've had to leave behind, including pets.

Ingham County Animal Control is treating pets found there as an emergency.

For at least 10 days, they will house any pets they find or that people can't take care of for free.

Animal control says it's an ongoing process that only seems right.

"The last thing we want is for an animal to be left behind," said Deputy Juan Delattorre, Ingham County Animal Control.

The conditions at Life O'Riley Mobile Home Park are not safe for friendly companions.

"With no food or water, basically it's just starving to death which is just a terrible way to go," said Deputy Delattorre.

That's why Deputy Delattorre is trekking through the elements, going door to door and peaking through windows, to find and take any animal he can back with him to animal control.

"One of our biggest concerns now is animals that can't make any noise, fish, snakes, any reptiles, bunnies and guinea pigs.

Animals cannot always alert people that they need help, which now includes one of Judy Fulger's three cats, 1-year-old Patches.

Patches got loose Monday morning.

"I've got some food over there and I come every day to feed them," said Judy Fulger, who is looking for her cat.

Fulger's had to leave her cats behind at Life O'Riley because the hotel she's staying in won't allow them.

"One man opened his home to us, but we don't want to impose too much, we just want something affordable," said Fulger.

Fulger says unfortunately with only a few days left in the hotel she's been in since Friday, she doesn't know where she's going to go and her pets may have to go to Ingham County Animal Control.

That's an option Deputy Delatorre says may not be ideal, but better than leaving them in these conditions.

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