A Phelps, New York, mother with prior convictions for animal cruelty is now accused of keeping her child in a feces-filled home with numerous animals.
According to the Finger Lakes Times, Renee K. Mobley, 33, was arrested after authorities found that her home was covered in animal feces, urine, garbage, and raw sewage. The Humane Society reportedly seized thirteen cats and two dogs from the residence.
Authorities said the animals were not vaccinated. Ontario County Humane Society Chief William McGuigan told Messenger Post Media that most of the animals were dehydrated but aren’t facing any life-threatening injuries.
“My officers that were there found deplorable conditions,” he explained to WHEC. “There were feces, urine, and raw sewage throughout the residence.”
Village code enforcement is said to have since deemed the two-story home uninhabitable. A sign reading “Not to be occupied” and instructing that “all persons vacate, cease, and desist from occupancy and use of these premises” is reportedly plastered to the front of the home.
This isn’t the first time Mobley faced charges of this kind. In March 2016, authorities found a dead newborn miniature horse on her property. Officers also located 11 miniature horses and seven domestic geese in her care without food or water, according to the Monroe County Post.
Last September, a court convicted Mobley of 18 counts of animal cruelty and 18 counts of neglect of an impounded animal relating to the unsettling discvery. A judge sentenced her to three years’ probation and banned her from owning farm animals for 10 years.
In light of the August 31 investigation, Mobley was charged with with 15 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty, endangering the welfare of a child, and second-degree criminal contempt.
Ontario County District Attorney R. Michael Tantillo said the Phelps mother will also be charged with violation of probation following her most recent arrest.
[Featured Image: Ontario County Sheriff’s Office]