Monday, September 24, 2012

William and Rocio Parr - Moscow, TN

Sept 27, 2012:  Couple accused of animal hoarding charged with child abuse

By Janice Broach

A Fayette County couple charged with hoarding 168 animals is now facing criminal charges.
"I think this is a mental health issue case that boils down to has this been a negative mental health impact on the kids," said William and Rocio Parr's attorney, Mark McDaniel.
A Fayette County judge decided to charge retired Collierville dentist, William Parr and his wife Rocio Parr with aggravated child abuse involving their 12-year-old son and 17-year-old daughter. The couple also have a 19-year-old daughter.
The charges come after investigators got a tip about deplorable living conditions in the couple's Moscow home.
Investigators removed 168 dogs, cats and rodents as well as 25 dead birds from the home September 14 in a raid.
"It's one of the most horrific scenes that any of us had been on," said Veterinarian, Dr. Jennifer Dunlap.
Investigators described the house as a house of horrors, filled with feces, urine and other debris and trash. Animals were packed into feces filled cages stacked on top of each other with some too small for the animals to stand up in. Some cages didn't have doors and were blocked in by other cages..."  More

Sept 24, 2012:  Charges Filed Against Man Hoarding 168 Animals

by Sabrina Hall

Prosecutors have identified the man accused of hoarding 168 animals in his Moscow, TN home.
Sixty eight year-old William Parr is a native of Collierville.
The story has been upsetting to many people.
At Hollywood Feed in Oakland, workers say they’ve already collected thousands of dollars of donations from people who just want to help out the animals.
“I can’t thank the community enough for their outpouring of support,” said Jennifer Dunlap, a veterinarian caring for the animals.
She was also the lead rescuer in the case.
Dunlap says the community’s support has restored her faith in humanity after seeing the worst of the worst when it comes to animal cruelty, “It was just very difficult scene I think for all us.”
Authorities removed 168 animals from the Moscow home: 69 dogs, 29 cats, and 70 other animals, including birds, gerbils, rabbits, lizards, and ferrets.
Twenty-five of the animals were dead.
Investigators say they also found graves of dead animals on the side of the house.
“It was just a very horrific scene,” said Animal Cruelty Investigator John Morgret of the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County.
“The the long-haired animals were wearing matted coats of feces,” said Dunlap. “A lot of animals had toe nails that were turned into their toes and the dental disease is the worst that I’ve ever seen. We have teeth that are falling out, hanging on.”
She says the animals had been kept in filthy cages and are many are now experiencing grass for  the first time as they recover in Fayette County.
Dunlap says they won’t be up for adoption until the criminal investigation is complete..."  More

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