CARRABELLE, Fla. (WTXL) - Franklin County deputies say that they have rescued a total of 56 cats and 18 dogs from a Carrabelle home they say was hazardous for both animals and humans.
They said that on April 10th, they received a tip of a possible animal neglect situation at a home on NW Avenue.
Chief Gary Hunnings, accompanied by Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin County Animal Control, and Franklin County Humane Society responded to the home owned by Mary E. Thrash.
Thrash admitted to having an abundance of animals and willingly surrendered 19 animals to the Franklin County Humane Society that day.
The following day, Chief Hunnings and Deputy Chief Amber Jochim returned with a search warrant of the home to locate and evaluate any other animals inside the home.
Deputies said that inside of the home was found to be in a hazardous state for both animals and humans due to the mass amount of animals living inside the home.
They said Thrash willingly surrendered the remaining animals to the Franklin County Humane Society.
Mary E. Thrash, 73, of Carrabelle was issued a Notice to Appear for confinement of animals without sufficient food, water, exercise and change of air.
A total of 56 felines and 18 canines were surrendered, some in need of medical attention.