A mother and son in Osceola County, Florida, were arrested this week after the authorities found 28 neglected dogs in what is described as a “living hell,” reported WFTV News. Maria Reyes and her son, Jimmy Figueroa, were arrested after deputies found 28 dogs living on chains, and the bodies of two burned dogs in a garbage can.
Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson described the horrific conditions:
“It’s living hell for these animals and I don’t ever want to see that in Osceola county. There were sharp ends of the nails sticking up from the floor in some of the kennels and the dogs were stepping on the sharp ends, just, I mean, things that would turn a pet owner’s stomach.”
Surviving dogs were taken in by the Osceola County Animal Control – some dogs were in such poor condition that they had to be euthanized.
An investigation into the situation began after the authorities received complaints about possible dog-fighting and drug deals happening at the property.
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