SPRING HILL, Fla. — Authorities have removed 24 dogs, two cats, two birds and one child from a Florida home.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that a 44-year-old Spring Hill woman was arrested Monday on two counts of animal cruelty. Hernando County deputies responded following a call from a Florida Department of Children and Families investigator concerned about the living conditions in a home.

Investigators determined the home had no running water, and the floor was covered in urine and fecal matter. A dog was found with bones poking out of a back paw bandaged with duct tape. Deputies also found a cat with a neck wound covered in pus.

The woman told deputies she couldn’t afford medical treatment for the animals.


Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.

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