Shocking photos show starving, malnourished animals left without food or water at Florida home
Animal enforcement officers found several animals in need of attention including a horse with its hip, rib bones showing along with its spine
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Police in Florida have released some shocking pictures of almost a dozen starving and neglected animals living without food and water at a home in the Sunshine State.
The animals were found after officials conducted a welfare check on numerous animals at a home in Ridge Manor, north of Tampa.
The police reportedly received a tip-off that many animals in the area appeared to be in distress, and that was when the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Animal Enforcement Unit decided to check on the animals.
Upon arrival, animal enforcement officers found several animals in need of attention including a horse with its hip, rib bones showing along with its spine, reports Daily Mail.
Officials additionally found an extremely overweight pig along with three goats and five dogs whose pen was covered in feces and mold.
Officers told Kay Davis, the owner, that she needed to clean the dogs' pen immediately and provide them with fresh bedding and clean water.
According to Davis, a man was "coming to clean the dog's pen" later that day.
Officers also advised Davis she would need to have a veterinarian examine both the horse and one of the goats that appeared malnourished.
In April, she was initially told that conditions had to change, but ever since the initial encounter, officers have struggled to get back in contact with Davis.
Meanwhile, police officials say that the conditions of the animals only went downhill.
"When officers arrived on scene they were able to observe the horse, whose condition appeared to worsen since the last visit," the report from the police department reportedly states.
It continued, "None of the animals had access to food. Their water was covered in algae. All of the animals on the property were found in a state of neglect and were seized and taken to Animal Services in Brooksville."
Davis and Glen Gulvin, who also helps take care of the animals, were both issued misdemeanor citations for animal cruelty.
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