HUDSON — Police say they removed more than 20 animals from a home at 35 A Shadowbrook Road in Hudson Tuesday after executing a search warrant with Hudson Animal Control.

According to a press release, authorities removed 18 cats, two chickens, two guinea pigs and two rabbits from the home. All animals were placed into protective custody and received the care they needed, after police determined the animals were living at the residence “without being properly cared for.”

The investigation is active on going and no arrests have been made as of Wednesday.

The Hudson Fire Department, The Humane Society for Greater Nashua and Nashua Animal Control Officer Bob Langis assisted Hudson Police and Hudson Animal Control Officer Jana McMillan with the animal removal process Tuesday.