What the officers of Citrus County in Florida did after responding to a complaint about animal cruelty was a surprise, as they found much more than that.
After entering a home in Beverly Hills on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 7, agents immediately realized strong smell of ammonia, seeing cages and glass aquariums with snakes and rodents,
Too, Many rats and cats were running free in the house.
According to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, the animals were deprived of all their basic needs.
faeces, urine and insects
Infections caused by accumulation of feces and urine in the house and in cages Flies, cockroaches and other rodents that roam throughout the house.
Agents were puzzled by other extenuating circumstances Garbage, dirty dishes and rotten food Scattered throughout the house, causing more cockroaches and flies in that area.
Upon entering one room, the agents found another two cages, one filled with urine and one with ferret feces and another very small cage a dog inside,
Both the animals had neither food nor water.
in the second bedroom, There were about 50 rodents in cages and another 300 rodents were roaming free,
gross, 7 cats, 1 dog and 1 ferret rescued from home by Citrus County Animal Control officials.
The home was secured for further investigation and the removal of any remaining animals.
baby among cockroaches
Even then, A minor was found in another room full of garbage In addition to the whole apartment The mattress was covered with cockroaches.
even on the bedroom floor There was the blood of a mouse that had been killed by some cats.
a woman arrested
Shannon Marie Morgan38, was accused of 12 cases of animal cruelty and one case of child neglect, he was imposed Bail totaling $26,000,
“The condition of this residence and the animals in this case were very poor,” the sheriff’s office said, warning sheriff’s office personnel not to enter. Children and animals should never have to endure this type of environment. ” Citrus County Sheriff.
Similarly, officers recalled the importance of citizens reporting any possible signs of child or animal neglect.
“Abuse of any kind should not be tolerated”Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast said.
Animal control officers are available to respond to routine calls for service between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. every day of the week, including holidays. Emergencies are answered 24/7.
Service requests must be made to the CCSO Communications Center at 352-249-2790 or simply by dialing 9-1-1.
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