WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Two Coffeyville residents were arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty charges.
On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Department of Agriculture served a search warrant at a rural Coffeyville home for alleged animal cruelty. The sheriff’s office says detectives found and seized more than 70 animals, including dogs, cats, birds, snakes, chickens, ducks, rabbits, and a lizard. Several others were found dead.
The Sheriff’s Office says the animals had no food or clean water and were living in feces.
“The living conditions for these poor animals were deplorable and uncalled for. It was very clear these animals were not being taken care of. They were starving,” Sheriff Ron Wade said.
A veterinarian evaluated the animals. Many are now housed in shelters.
The two residents were booked on suspicion of cruelty to animals.
The sheriff said the case would be sent to the Montgomery County Attorney’s Office for charges.