State police rescue 2 kids, 23 animals from sewage- and feces-ridden Chesco house

Dan Wing
June 20, 2019 - 9:38 am
Pennsylvania state police.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An investigation is underway into possible child abuse and animal abuse at a Chester County home, where dozens of animals were found tortured or dead earlier this week.

Pennsylvania State Police responded to the home on Street Road in Upper Oxford Township a little after 10 p.m. Tuesday for a child welfare check after two young kids were seen playing in the street. 

Officers called in workers with the Brandywine Valley SPCA to help, as they removed 23 live animals, and found six dead animals, with the remains of other creatures buried around the property. 

The live animals included eight dogs, eight cats, two snakes, two rats, two bearded dragons, a pig, a rabbit and a tarantula. All the animals were not being properly cared for, acccording to the SPCA, who was treating the surviving animals for various medical conditions. 

Officials say the home isn't fit for anyone to live in, as it's filled with with garbage and human waste, with sewage flooding the basement and all sorts of bugs in plain view. No charges have been filed, but charges of child and animal abuse could be on the way.