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Case ID: 19911
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: cat, dog (non pit-bull)
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Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013

County: Wayne

Disposition: Alleged

Abuser names unreleased

Neighbors on Ross Town Road in Wayne say a family has been gone more than a week.

Judy Johnson called the Huntington-Cabell-Wayne Animal Control Shelter, concerned the pets inside had no food or water.

"You could hear the animals barking and crying out, trying to get out of the house," Johnson's daughter Kristi Mullins said.

An officer from the shelter showed up Wednesday morning and retrieved two dogs and a cat.

"You could count their ribs," Johnson said. "I know in a week of them being starved, they couldn't have gotten this skinny. They were already starved before they even left."

The animal control officer left behind a rooster. He says he'll be back to retrieve it later.

Johnson says the family has lived across the street from her the past five years. She says this is just the latest in a long series of problems.

Heaps of junk and trash are spread around their home.

"The smell that came out in the summer was just horrid," Mullins said. "You couldn't even sit out on the porch."

Mullins claims in the past, the family left dead animal carcasses piled up.

"They had actually dumped a bunch of deer carcasses, ducks, chickens, whatever dead animals they had, they just piled them back there," Mullins said. "They didn't bury them or anything."

The pet owner could be cited once he's tracked down, a worker at the control shelter said.

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