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Florida woman arrested for letting pets live under ‘deplorable conditions’

/ 07:22 PM January 12, 2018

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A woman from Palm Bay, Florida was charged with 60 counts of animal cruelty after police visited her home and found her pets living under “deplorable conditions.”

The Palm Bay Police Department arrested 35-year-old Michelle Murray on Monday. They assisted the Department of Children and Families in an investigation into her home, local media WFTV 9 ABC reported.

The officers found 50 cats and dogs “in various states of health.” Also found were five dead felines.

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“Upon arrival, officers discovered the home in a deplorable condition, with animal feces and trash covering the floors and counters,” police said. One admitted that it was “one of the worst cases of animal neglect” he saw.

Police moved to remove the animals from her home, and Murray has been held at the Brevard County Jail in place of a $120,000 (around P6 million) bond. Katrina Hallare/JB

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