A cow, a pig and goats are among more than 65 animals that have been found alive at a New York home that was condemned by investigators. Investigators discovered more than a dozen dead.
Workers labored to care for and remove the live animals from the two-bedroom Shirley home Tuesday.
Investigators found several animals living inside, including a calf, dogs, ducks, rabbits, chinchillas, cats, mice and dozens of birds. The goats and pig were in the yard.
Suffolk County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Chief Roy Gross says pigeons were flying around the house when investigators went in. He says there was no food or water in the
"They said there are over 65 live animals and many, many dead animals in all parts of the home," Gross told the Daily News. "I spoke to many seasoned investigators about this, and they said it's one of the worst cases they've ever seen."
Brookhaven Town's assistant chief investigator told Newsday the resident of the home was served with eight tickets to appear in community court for housing violations.
A neighbor told the News she could "hear goats" coming from the house and mentioned that a young man moved in with the 87-year-old homeowner sometime in the past year. That man may face charges for dumping animals in mass graves, according to the paper.
Investigators condemned the building.