In a shocking incident, UK police found a staggering 167 animals, including rabbits, mice and birds, crammed into cages in a dirty house. The cruel owner was permanently banned from owning animals after authorities learned of the horrible situation in which he had forced the animals to live. They were kept in abominable conditions.
Body camera footage showed the gruesome moment officers discovered the poor animals, who had been forced to live crammed into cages alongside dead animals in disgusting conditions on the property in Northamptonshire.
According to a statement from the Northamptonshire Police Department, in February, Northamptonshire Police officers attended a property on Cromwell Road, Rushden, after a 999 welfare concern report was made due to a bad smell and flies. in the windows of the house.
“Inside, they discovered 167 rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, mice, guinea pigs and birds living in miserable and inadequate conditions, including some forced to share cages with dead animals.”
Kim Starks, 61, was identified as his owner and was charged with causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal and violating a debarment order that prohibited him from owning or owning animals.
This had originally been imposed in February 2000 following a previous conviction and, following an offense in March, was converted to a lifetime ban in June 2000 at Northampton Crown Court.
“When officers first attended the house in Rushden, they found a house full of animals, all in appalling living conditions: there were a total of 167 living creatures in cages stacked one on top of the other, all over the house. property”. said PC Chloe Gillies, of Northamptonshire Police’s rural crime team.
“While I’m disappointed that it wasn’t an immediate prison sentence, I’m very pleased that the poor animals that Starks didn’t fully care for have been taken from him and will now have the chance to live healthy and happy lives.”
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