ALEXANDRIA — An Alexandria girl was charged with animal neglect and neglect of a dependent soon after her 13-calendar year-outdated daughter and 94 animals were removed from what Alexandria law enforcement claimed was a feces- and urine-saturated household.
Nancy L. Clemmer, 58, 1500 block of Park Avenue, has been charged with Amount 6 felony neglect of dependent, Class A misdemeanor neglect of a vertebrate animal and Course C Infraction, harboring a non-immunized pet, according to the probable cause affidavit geared up Aug. 18 by Detective Brian Holtzleiter.
Alexandria law enforcement experienced responded to about 15 complaints about animals that escaped their enclosures considering that June 3. Clemmer informed police she preferred to change the home into an animal rescue.
Clemmer’s daughter, who was explained as “filthy and experienced what appeared to be animal feces on her,” was removed from the property and put into foster treatment July 29.
Police also taken off the 94 dwell animals, which include 21 dogs, 21 guinea pigs and 9 chickens, which ended up taken to animal rescues. Also located on the assets had been 3 pigs, six lizards and 3 chinchillas, in addition to numerous other styles of animals.
Holtzleiter also identified as the Madison County Board of Overall health, which condemned the property the following day.
Clemmer was provided 14 times from July 30 to strengthen the cleanliness of the property.Even so, Holtzleiter stated that as of Aug. 18, not only the property’s condition not been improved, but far more trash had gathered.
On a July 29 operate right after a report of pigs that experienced gotten loose, Holtzleiter documented seeing multiple animal pens erected on the residence. Officers also located stacked crates that contains what is considered to to be gerbils.
“Some of the pens were makeshift in character and not sturdy adequate to maintain the animals placed inside of,” he wrote. “I observed two pigs functioning via the yard toward Condition Road 9. Nancy refused to assistance seize her unfastened pigs. The Alexandria Police Department put in the following two months chasing the pigs all over a various mile region in advance of they had been at last apprehended on Aug. 12, 2021.”
Holztleiter wrote Clemmer had fed the animals but produced no makes an attempt to clean up up the feces. From the entrance doorway of the 10-bed room household and a smaller adjacent residence on the residence, Holtzleiter stated he was met with the overwhelming smell of urine, feces and rot.
That major property, he mentioned, appeared to be utilized exclusively for the animals, together with birds, canine and goats, which were being permitted to roam freely, although Clemmer and her daughter appeared to dwell in the lesser house.
“The (key) household and house was whole of so considerably trash and particles it took numerous minutes for me to crystal clear a path on the exterior to tactic the entrance doorway,” he stated. “I attempted to go into the smaller household, nonetheless, the odor and fumes emitting from the residence was overpowering.”
Holtzleiter, who has been a law enforcement officer for 10 years, mentioned he had been in thousands of houses in a variety of states of cleanliness and purchase, but this was the most unsanitary household he’d entered in his job.
“I noticed as a result of the window of the scaled-down property a huge swarm of flies that was considerable plenty of to be observed while standing in excess of 20 toes away from the window,” Holtzleiter reported.
On Aug. 13, Holtzleiter tried using to make get in touch with with Clemmer about the health and fitness of the animals and to obtain vaccination data for them from her, but she refused to answer the doorway.
That exact same Friday, he was granted a look for warrant that let him seize the animals and ship them to rescues.
Once again, the odor and fumes were being so mind-boggling, Holtzleiter said, he had to ask for full experience masks and air bottles from the Alexandria Fireplace Division. After evaluating the condition, AFD officers contacted the Madison County Hazardous Components Staff.
“The odor from the japanese two bedrooms brought about a representative from the Madison County Wellness Department to vomit,” Holtzleiter said.
He noted getting various dead animals, like a raccoon in a meals bin, a guinea pig in a trash can and a trough that contains 6 decomposing baby chickens inside the huge property. In the lesser house, two decomposing ferretlike creatures were discovered in a cage in addition to a number of lifeless canines and a dead macaw.
“Nancy states she had thrown away approximately 11 other deceased guinea pigs about the weekend,” Holtzleiter reported.
Holtzleiter stated some of the animals identified alive experienced drinking water and shade and other people did not.
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