Palm Bay Police Find House With 50 Cats and Dogs In Deplorable Conditions, 5 Dead Cats
By Space Coast Daily // January 10, 2018
"one of the worst cases of animal neglect I've personally investigated" – Officer Vickers
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Police in Palm Bay arrested a woman on Monday after authorities found five dead cats, along with 50 cats and dogs in various states of health at a house on 3291 Edgewood Dr. NE belonging to Michelle Murray.
Officers were called to the residence to assist with a Department of Children and Families (DCF) investigation and that is when they made the discovery.
“The home was in a deplorable condition with animal feces and trash covering the floors and counters,” said Lt. Steve Bland of the Palm Bay Police Department.
As officers continued through the house they also found five cats that had been dead for some time.
“This was one of the worst cases of animal neglect I’ve personally investigated,” said Officer Vickers of the Palm Bay Police Department.
Brevard County Sheriff’s Animal Services units were called in to help remove the animals from the house.
Murray was transported to the Brevard County jail and is being held on a $120,000 bond.
Murray is charged with 60 counts of animal cruelty.
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