Child removed from home with rodents, rabbits, lizards, snakes

Child removed from home with rodents, rabbits, lizards, snakes

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WCNC.com

Posted on January 7, 2013 at 9:59 PM

A missing child call leads police in Florida to a home filled with more than 300 animals.

Jennifer Kovacs, 26, and 28-year-old Jeffrey O'Neil are under arrest, charged with breeding and selling animals without a license and child abuse.

Inside their home police found animal filth  and hundreds of rodents, rabbits, lizards and snakes.

Kovac's mother owns the house, and says she tried to get something done.
"I've been begging my daughter and her boyfriend-- that it was getting out of control,” she said, “Rats continually breed. Rabbits continually breed. I mean, you wouldn't want to be in a cage for three days or four days with poop."

The couple’s child was located—a relative took her after stopping by and finding the girl crying with both parents asleep.

Deputies found a note left by that relative.
 

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