Two charged with animal hoarding in Walker County

ROSSVILLE, Georgia (WDEF) – Walker County Sheriff’s Officers stumbled across an animal hoarding case while investigating something else.

They were looking for another suspect when they searched a home at 1906 Blossom Road in Fairview community, they found several malnourished and dead animals.

They called Animal Control and removed 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 rabbits, two ducks and four chickens.

The officers also removed the bodies of 15 dead animals.

29-year old Steven Owensby and 27-year old Makayla McDonald face a charge of aggravated cruelty to animals, with additional charges pending.

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