A girl has been sentenced after police discovered 64 useless cats, 43 stay 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 he or she is not going to 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.
Additionally they discovered 43 stay cats, who had been in “poor well being” and residing in dangerous situations, emitting an “overpowering odor of urine and faeces”.
Throughout a search of the property, one officer mentioned the cats had been “pores and skin and bone” and residing with out meals and water.
One other 9 cats and 7 canine had been additionally discovered residing in poor situations 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 an announcement, Dakota County Legal professional James Backstrom mentioned: “The abuse and mistreatment of animals within the method that occurred on this occasion was unconscionable.”
The prosecuting group pushed for jail time, however the decide deemed the three days Bregel had already spent in jail adequate punishment.