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100 guinea pigs found in Mississippi home near dog skeletons

March 8, 2019

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Police investigating a burglary in Mississippi followed their noses to a trailer where they found 100 guinea pigs and the skeletal remains of more than one dog.

The Sun Herald of Biloxi reports Gulfport police have charged the owner with animal cruelty. Police say she wasn’t selling the animals, and it’s unclear why she had so many.

Officers were investigating a burglary in the mobile home and RV community on Thursday when they smelled something foul.

The director of animal services for the Humane Society of South Mississippi says conditions inside the woman’s trailer were “deplorable,” with kennels filled with waste stacked floor to ceiling.

Director Casey Harrison says the animals will be evaluated and made available for adoption when possible. Police did not identify the woman.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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