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WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society says its animal control officers seized 44 dogs and 16 birds kept in overcrowded conditions in a Chelan County residence.

The Thursday seizure was carried out under a court warrant, the agency said, and found the animals were kept "without access to proper ventilation, sanitation, fresh water or proper veterinary care." The Chelan County Sheriff's Office assisted Animal Care and Control officers in the rescue.

The investigation is ongoing, the agency said, but all recovered animals received veterinary assessment and care. A press statement from the nonprofit called it "one of the largest seizures that has been performed by the WVHS.

Anyone intrerested in contributing to the welfare of the rescued animals is asked to volunteer as a foster caregiver or donate through the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society website. The agency also established a specific Amazon wishlist for items needed for the rescued pets.