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3 Children And Over 246 Animals Were Rescued From Deplorable Florida Home


On Sunday, three children and some 246 animals of various species were rescued from a deplorable house in Florida. The officials in Florida said that they rescued the children and the animals from home. They described a deplorable with three adults.

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Police said they receive a call around 1:50 p.m. from a man named Gregg Nelson, who stated that he wanted to end the relationship with his wife and live-in girlfriend due to the home conditions. Gregg Nelson also said that he wanted to take his three children away because the home was uninhabitable, but that his wife was not letting him take them.

The official said they found three children at home, ages 8, 9, and 10, and 246 types of animals living in squalor. The house was covered in feces and urine, with some rooms containing ankle-deep garbage. On Monday, Police chief of Edgewater, northeast of Orlando Joe Mahoney, said the house was “probably the worst” he’d ever entered. Joe Mahoney, the Edgewater police, said, “I felt bad for the little girls. It’s just sad”.

In the complete investigation, they found that the police rescued four dogs, two cats, nine guinea pigs, 12 rabbits, four hamsters, ten flying opossums, 14 birds, two geckos, one tortoise, one hedgehog, seven bearded dragons, 95 mice, and 83 rats. After the investigation, it was found by the police that Gregg Nelson, his wife Susan Nelson, and his live-in girlfriend, Melissa Hamilton, each faced three counts of child abuse and 66 counts of animal cruelty.

The department of children and families took the child before placing them with another family member, the police said. The official of Edgewater and the animal control brought the animals to shelter. A veterinarian at the Edgewater animal shelter said that it appeared an animal breeding operation was going on at home.