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Dogs, cats, parakeets, lizard among nearly 80 live, dead animals removed from Westwood home

Photo Credit: Daily Voice Reporter Cecilia Levine
Photo Credit: Daily Voice Reporter Cecilia Levine
Photo Credit: Daily Voice Reporter Cecilia Levine
Photo Credit: Daily Voice Reporter Cecilia Levine

STORY / PHOTOS: Daily Voice Reporter Cecilia Levine

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Authorities last night and this morning removed nearly 80 live and dead animals — including dogs, cats, parakeets and a lizard — from a Westwood home where they said they found “horrific” conditions.

Complaints were being drafted against sisters Linda McRae and Allyson DiPasquale, law enforcement authorities told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Investigators in hazardous material garb removed several dogs and cats from the single-family Lincoln Boulevard house near Fourth Avenue this morning — including a cat in a mesh net who meowed loudly — after taking nearly two dozen others out last night.

STORY / PHOTOS: Daily Voice Reporter Cecilia Levine

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” neighbor John Preis said.

Another said a strong smell of ammonia wafted from the house.

The animals were removed by the Bergen County Department of Health Services Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. The live ones will remain at the shelter pending the outcome of the case.

Responders also included the state Department of Health Services Animal Control, the Bergen County SPCA and Westwood police.

STORY / PHOTOS: Daily Voice Reporter Cecilia Levine

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