100 Counts of Animal Abuse

By: Dave Benton Email
By: Dave Benton Email

They call it one of the worst cases of animal abuse in our region and the people responsible could face more than a hundred counts of animal cruelty.

Dozens of animal carcasses are found in and around a home in Jackson, Ohio and several of them are barely alive.

There are 75 surviving animals found at this farm in Jackson County, Ohio. More than 60 other animals weren't so lucky.

Police were called to the scene after this pig wandered into a neighbor’s yard trying to eat chickens, which led police to this home where they found caged animals, dead and alive

Police said three people lived on this farm, two females and a male. Police said they left the animals alone after a domestic dispute.

When emergency workers first got to the scene, they say it looked like something out of a Stephen King novel, an animal death camp. They said the search still isn't over and they fear there may be more animals dead in the field.

Police said the three people who lived on the farm face well over 100 charges of animal cruelty and neglect.

Each count carries a $500 fine and/or jail time.

It's important to point out nobody can adopt the surviving animals until the judge hands them over to the Humane Society. In the meantime, they're in good care.

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