In a massive effort, the animals were removed from their hellish lives. Those who needed urgent medical treatment were taken to Cornell University's animal hospital, while those in better shape have already begun to arrive at their sanctuary homes.
Rescuers like Coston stayed up for 24 hours to help these animals.
"Cats fed: check. litter cleaned; check. dogs fed; check. took a shower to wash off the thick stink," Coston wrote on Instagram after the longest day, "check, with the greatest staff in the world helped rescue over 160 animals from one of the most disgusting and sad back yard butchers I have ever seen."