Authorities found "quite a menagerie" at the home, said Lieutenant Alan Borgal, director of the Center for Animal Protection at the Animal Rescue League.
Officers seized four dogs, two goats, dozens of rabbits and domestic ducks, several quail and pheasants, a wild turkey, a Canadian goose gosling, a ram, a 3-month-old female calf, and four goldfish.
"We didn't leave anything," Borgal
"Except for the fish, ... all of the animals we took from the property were living in terrible conditions."
said Massachusetts residents are required to obtain propagation permits through the state's Division of Fisheries
and Wildlife to keep turkeys, quail, pheasants, and Canadian geese.
"Those animals were illegal to possess," Borgal
Some animals were in the house, while others were kept in a fenced yard at the 3 Indian Avenue home.
Two dogs had Lyme's disease, one had severe skin issues, and the fourth was emaciated, Borgal
Many of the animals were covered in mites, lice, and parasites.
The ram was not shaved and was clearly suffering in the heat, he
After the confiscation team removed the animals from "extremely unsanitary conditions," they were taken to foster homes in the area, Borgal
Some were taken to a livestock rehabilitation center in Dedham, where they were tested for disease and tagged.
The animals will be held pending court proceedings, Borgal