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Animals Seized From Home for Second Time in Two Months
DAYTON -- Just two months after an animal cruelty conviction, animal resource officers were back out at a home on Sandhurst Drive.
They removed several animals, including four dogs, two cats and a ferret.
"I'm not sure what no means to you, but it means no to me," said Mark Kumpf, Director of the Animal Resource Center. "But apparently in this case it may not have meant no to the owner."
The owner of the home and suspected owner of the animals pleaded guilty in June to animal cruelty charges, which are a misdemeanor.
Officers raided the home a second time, just two months later.
"Not much different it was then when we were here in June," said Kumpf. "Animal waste in every room, all over the floors, animals without proper food and water."
In June, 25 animals in all were taken from the home, 16 dogs, two Siamese cats, three hamsters, two chinchillas and two parrots.
Monday night, officer removed four dogs, two cats and a ferret, all roaming the house and all leaving a big mess behind.
"Just walking onto the porch the smell was very overwhelming," said a neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous.
The concerned neighbor called the resource center because she knew the man was ordered by a judge not to have any animals for five years.
"The dogs are the same dogs that they had the first time," she said.
Resource officers say she's likely right, and say the man knew better.
"They knew full well and were cautioned by the judge repeatedly from the bench not to have any animals," said Kumpf.
But neighbors say now it's up to the judge to make sure he doesn't harm any animals again.
"The legal system is lacking in what they really need to do to people like him that have an animal hoarding problem and an animal neglect problem," said the neighbor.
The man's name has not been released, because official charges have not been filed.
We are told he will face felony charge and jail time if convicted of animal cruelty for the second time in two months.
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