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Dead animals found in pot, freezer in Vt. home – Yahoo! News

Let me warn you now this story mad me gag to read it,please when you continue reading this make sure your breakfast,lunch or dinner is fully digested and I am utterly amazed at how humans can live under these conditions is beyond me, read the whole story over at yahoo,here is a “tasty” tid-bit;

BARNET, Vt. -Responding to a report of animal cruelty, authorities found dozens of living and dead animals in a home infested with fleas, maggots and rotting carcasses. The owners _ a woman and her adult son _ were charged with animal cruelty.
“It has to be the worst case of animal abuse in the history of Vermont,” according to Animal Control Officer Josephine Guertin.
Five cats, two ferrets, a lizard, a gecko, a rabbit, a python, a gerbil, a tarantula, a chinchilla, a guinea pig, a tortoise, a mouse and a malnourished dog were rescued. Found dead were an iguana, a white rat, a hedgehog and at least 15 cats and kittens in various stages of decomposition.
Also found was a decomposing animal of unknown type in a pot on a stove. More than a dozen partially frozen dead animals were found in a refrigerator freezer.
The animals had been denied food and medical care, according to Sgt. Bill O’Hare, of the Caledonia County Sheriff’s Department, who responded to the scene.
Pauline Harpin, 70, and son Paul Harpin, 41, were charged with animal cruelty and cited into Vermont District Court on Sept. 8.
“The stench was overwhelming, between the urine and feces,” said O’Hare. “As soon as you step in, you’re covered head to toe with fleas.”
On Wednesday, O’Hare and three deputies served a search warrant on the house after receiving a report of severe animal cruelty and threats allegedly made by Paul Harpin to shoot anyone who tried to take the animals.

Dead animals found in pot, freezer in Vt. home – Yahoo! News

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2 Responses

  1. boomergrl49 says:

    Good gracious, that is sickening. Those poor suffering animals.

  2. Floyd says:

    I knew this one would get your goat,I do not understand how people can live under these conditions? I am still confused over it and deeply saddened for the animals sake also.

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