Two children and 19 animals have been rescued from a home with conditions described as “deplorable” by Warren Police.

An officer was dispatched Wednesday afternoon to a home on Belmont St. NE after an agent from the Trumbull County Animal Welfare League reported finding the two children, 18 cats, and one dog living in among conditions that included bedrooms strewn with feces and urine stains. 

Pictures taken by Animal Welfare showed mattresses were on the floors of the bedrooms belonging to the children, a six-year-old girl and a four-year-old boy.

The odor of feces, urine and bleach was reported as so strong, the officer was unable to go upstairs.

According to the report, the parents spent an hour before the officer arrived attempting to clean the home.

The report says there was no furniture on the first floor, which was covered with dirt, a sticky film, and dead insects.

A representative from Children’s Services arrived, noting that they had been called to a similar incident with the family in February.

Since there are no local relatives, the children were taken by Children’s Services.

The animals were removed by the Animal Welfare League.

The parents, 37-year-old Roy King, and 29-year-old Taylor Mick, were each given summons to appear in Warren Municipal Court on two charges of child endangering.

Both pleaded not guilty during their arraignment on Thursday and were ordered by Judge Terry Ivanchak to have no contact with the children unless approved by Children’s Services.

Another court hearing is set for May 30.