Three adults face child abuse and animal cruelty charges after officials in Florida discovered three young girls living in a “deplorable” home with 245 animals, police said.
While conducting a welfare check, authorities found 83 rats, a hedgehog, seven bearded dragons and nine Guinea pigs, one of which was dead, in the home, according to police in the city of Edgewater, east of Orlando.
“It was immediately evident that neither the children nor the animals were being cared for properly,” police said.
Three adults are facing three counts of child abuse and 66 counts of animal cruelty.
The department identified them as Greg Nelson, Susan Nelson and Melissa Hamilton.
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