A girl has been sentenced after police discovered 64 useless cats, 43 dwell cats and a 400lb (181kg) pig at a house that she rented.
Caycee Bregel, from Farmington, Minnesota, has been ordered to finish 200 hours of group service, two years of probation and and 90 days of digital residence monitoring, after pleading responsible to 13 counts of animal abuse in courtroom.
The 25-year-old should additionally bear a psychological evaluation, and she or he won’t be allowed to look after animals once more.
Bregel ran a non-profit animal rescue service out of her residence and was initially reported when a 400lb pig was seen roaming free on the property.
Police then discovered 64 useless cats on the home in shallow graves within the yard, in addition to in freezers, fridges and within the storage.
In addition they discovered 43 dwell cats, who have been in “poor health” and dwelling in unhealthy circumstances, emitting an “overpowering smell of urine and faeces”.
Throughout a search of the property, one officer stated the cats have been “skin and bone” and dwelling with out meals and water.
One other 9 cats and 7 canine have been additionally discovered dwelling in poor circumstances at a shelter that Bregel owned however had not but opened within the city.
The home was later condemned by the Dakota County Public Well being Division.
In a press release, Dakota County Lawyer James Backstrom stated: “The abuse and mistreatment of animals in the manner that occurred in this instance was unconscionable.”
The prosecuting workforce pushed for jail time, however the decide deemed the three days Bregel had already spent in jail adequate punishment.