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Nine animals found dead in a Warren home

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WARREN, Ohio - Authorities believe nine animals found dead in a Warren home Wednesday afternoon were victims of cruelty.

Inside the Hamilton Street home, officials with the Animal Welfare League said they found a half eaten dog lying on the living room couch. The dog that is believed to have been eaten by an unknown animal is just one of five dogs that were found dead and decaying with dog feces throughout the home.

"I'm at a loss of words with it really, it's really just disgusting," said Michelle Goss, a Humane Investigator with the Animal Welfare League.

"To simply not feed an animal until it gets to the point where it lays down and dies or begins to eat another animal is very disturbing," said Debbie Agostinelli, the Shelter Director for the Animal Welfare League.

Outside the home, officials said they found four dead kittens being kept in what they described as a small carrying cage.

Also outside the home, one survivor, a dog that was found alive in the back yard lying under a piece of aluminum siding.

While officials say it's too soon to tell if any criminal charges will be filed, neighbors tell 21 News this isn't the first time complaints have been filed by neighbors.

According to police records, at least twice before authorities had been called out to the home in response to animal complaints.

"I think things just got out of hand. She's really not a bad person," said neighbor Megan Hartford.

A call was made in attempt to contact the residents of the home, but the numbers supplied by police records were not answered.

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