The A.N.N.A. Shelter was called by Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) on Wednesday to assist on a scene where hundreds of animals had been discovered in a barn during a welfare check on the property owner. 

According to the shelter's Facebook post, the owner was deceased and the animals had been left unattended for an undetermined length of time. 

The A.N.N.A. Shelter rescued 142 live animals (4 dogs, 1 cats, and 137 rabbits) from the barn as of Monday afternoon, with likely more to be captured over the coming days.

The shelter said over 300 animals had passed away due to starvation. 

The shelter said they are open and adopting out animals while they work on the triage and clean up this current situation. This is the shelter's largest scale intake of 2023. 

Rescues like this are resource draining financially, emotionally and physically, according to the shelter. This particular group of rescues is made up of Netherland Dwarf rabbits and Golden Retrievers. 

Those interested in adopting the rabbits should contact the A.N.N.A. Shelter before visiting their facilities. Their phone number is 814-451-0230.

The A.N.N.A. Shelter is accepting donations at this time. A list of acceptable donatable items can be found on the shelter's Facebook page

More information on the A.N.N.A. Shelter can be found here