Tuesday, March 22, 2011

ANIMAL HOARDING: Number of farm animals found inside an unkempt home

es Moines police say they discovered farm animals inside a home they went to as they investigated another matter.

Officers went to the house on Sunday, the 20th of March and found the door ajar. Police say a makeshift kennel with two pigs was found in the kitchen and two rabbits were in a closet. They also found a cage on a bedroom dresser that had several chickens in it. A Styrofoam container with as many as 15 eggs in it was under a lamp.

Police say the carpet had numerous stains. Dirty clothes and garbage was strewn about and cat feces were found throughout the house.

A 5-year-old girl living at the house was turned over to her grandparents. No charges have been filed..." More

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