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4 Children, 15 Dogs, 3 Reptiles Found Living in Squalor in Queens

Police discovered the children and animals after receiving a domestic dispute call

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    Police say four children and more than a dozen pets, including two boa constrictors, were discovered living in squalor at a Queens apartment.

    Officers responded to the Richmond Hill apartment on Sunday after receiving a call of a domestic dispute.

    They say the children are between the ages of 7 and 11. They were placed in temporary custody of the city's Administration for Children's Services.

    Police say 15 dogs, two boa constrictors and a lizard also were found.

    A 29-year-old man was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child and cruelty to animals. The children's mother was taken in for questioning. 

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