BOSTON (CBS) — More than a dozen puppies and parakeets are recovering after they were rescued from a one-bedroom apartment in Lawrence last week.

With the addition of four new parakeets Nevins Farm is now housing a record 53 adoptable birds (Courtesy: MSPCA-Angell)

With the addition of four new parakeets Nevins Farm is now housing a record 53 adoptable birds (Courtesy: MSPCA-Angell)

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According to the MSPCA, the owner of 15 “Yorkiepoo” dogs and four parakeets were living in a “cramped and dirty” apartment. The owner had been running an illegal breeding and selling operation.

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The animals were brought to the MSPCA-Nevins Farm in Methuen last week. Eight of the dogs are up for adoption now, while the rest remain in foster care for a few more weeks.

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Visit the MSPCA’s website to learn more about adopting these and other animals.