WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) - Police say no charges will be filed against the owner of more than two dozen animals seized from a house in Waynesboro.
Waynesboro police Sgt. Brian Edwards told media outlets that the 59-year-old woman apparently dug up dirt from her backyard and used it as litter inside the house.
"There is no designated place for these animals to use the bathroom, basically throughout the entire house," he said.
Home health care employees who were caring for the woman reported the conditions in the house. Many had to wear protective masks just to go inside, Edwards said.
On Friday, animal control officers seized 25 cats, four dogs and a bird from the house.
"Any responsible pet owner can kind of tell you what kind of care animals take and all indications are none of the animals in here are receiving adequate care," Edwards said.
The woman wasn't identified.
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