LAWRENCE (CBS) – The MSPCA reported on Saturday another instance of someone handing over a large number of animals.

This time, officials say a Lawrence man surrendered a total of 71 doves, parakeets, cockatiels and finches, along with five poodles that were all living in filthy conditions.

The animals are believed to all have health issues as a result of the conditions where they were living.

The owner’s name is not being released, but the MSPCA says he has been in trouble with the law before.

In the past month, a Lawrence man handed over 90 hamsters to the MSPCA and a Sandwich woman turned over 71 rats.

“We’ve had a number of very high-profile and large volume animal surrenders over the last couple of months, which have strained our resources considerably,” said Mike Keiley, Director of the Noble Family Animal Care and Adoption Center at the MSPCA-Nevins Farm. “We’re asking for the public to support us by way of donations, and to inquire about adopting one (or some) of these animals. We’ll issue another statement once the animals begin to go up for adoption.”

The MSPCA has set up a donation form for members of the public who wish to contribute to the care of these animals, and others like them.

Anyone interested in adopting one or some of the animals is encouraged to visit the MSPCA-Nevins Farm Animal Care and Adoption Center at Care and Adoption Center at 400 Broadway, Methuen or visit


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