More than a dozen animals were removed from a Georgia home during an animal neglect investigation where two people now face charges, police said.
On June 25, a deputy from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia went to a home looking for a suspect in an unrelated case, according to county officials.
While searching the home, the deputy noticed several malnourished and dead animals, authorities said.
Animal control responded to the home and removed 13 animals — three dogs, two cats, two rabbits, two ducks and four chickens — from the area, officials noted.
The remains of 15 animals were found dead on the property.
Police said they charged Steven Owensby, 29, and Mackayla McDonald, 27, in connection to the case. They each face one count of cruelty to animals, but police said more charges are pending.
The animals that were removed were taken to rescues and shelters.