A large number of dogs and cats have been taken from their owner, and the home has been quarantined after the animals were found in conditions that even veteran animal care professionals found shocking.
The officers weren’t able to contact the homeowners. but made entry through the backyard. Once there they found animal feces, junk, trash, discarded items, and several dead cats.
Last Sunday Kingsburg Police officers responded to a home in the 200 block of West Orange Street after neighbors complained about foul odors and the continuous barking of dogs.
Officers saw dogs in distress in the house, and made entry. Once inside they found fifteen dogs without food or water. A dead cat was also found inside one of the bedrooms.
The floor of the home was covered with animal waste and garbage several inches thick.
The fifteen dogs were take to the SPCA, and eventually wound up at the Kingsburg Veterinarian Clinic, where they were treated for severe flea infestation and other health issues.
The house has been quarantined, and the City Of Kingsburg is moving to moving to condemn the property as soon as possible due to the health hazard.
The Police officers involved had to be treated after coming into contact with the animals.
On Monday June 17 the occupant of the house, Yvette Martinez, 50, surrendered herself to Kingsburg Police and was arrested on 16 felony counts each of cruelty to Animals.