A terrible case of animal cruelty has been discovered in our region – one that police say is one of the worst they’ve seen.
The Jackson County Sheriff's Department and the Humane Society are removing the remains of goats, dogs, turkeys, pheasants, and snakes from an abandoned home in the town of Jackson, Ohio.
There are also 75 animals who survived the cruel conditions, and for now they have been placed in the Humane Society's care.
Some of the animals will need to be placed in permanent homes. However, for the time being, they cannot be adopted until a judge has formally granted custody of the animals to the Jackson County Humane Society. We will let you know when that happens.
Law enforcement is looking for the three people who lived in the home and abandoned the animals. They could face 100 counts of animal cruelty.