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House may be condemned in ‘Disgustingly filthy’ animal abuse case

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Animal control officers and a veterinarian had to wear HazMat suits to enter the residence where some dogs were roaming loose and others were trapped in rusty cages. A father and son have been charged with cruelty to animals and proceedings are underway to condemn the house.

Law enforcement officers and the responding veterinarian say  the recent animal abuse case in the Twin Mountain Lakes area is one of the worst they have seen in decades. 

According to a press release from the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to tip from a concerned resident and discovered a scene like something out of a horror movie. Upon arrival, officers found partially buried dog corpses and several dogs roaming the premises. 

After obtaining a search warrant, deputies and detectives were forced to wear breathing apparatuses to enter the home due to the odor of decay and fecal matter. 

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