Wednesday, August 25, 2010

75 animals seized at Cape home; filthy living conditions found

By Erin Hevern

Cape Girardeau police and staff from the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri seized 75 animals Tuesday from a residence on Boutin Drive, where officers say a child and her mother were living in "extreme filth."

Police and Humane Society workers spent around four hours removing several dogs, around 40 rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, rare birds including a peacock, and five goats from 2327 Boutin Drive. The owner of the home, Robin Peavler, 48, was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor animal abuse for an investigation police conducted at a home on West Cape Rock Drive. Missouri Casenet didn't list additional charges for the newest investigation by Wednesday night.

Many of the animals were caged and living in their own feces, according to Cape Girardeau nuisance abatement officer Ty Metzger..." More

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