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Cats, dogs and pig ordered seized by court

Rescue Kosciusko Attala county and In Defense of Animals removed nearly 30 cats and dogs from a house in Ethel Wednesday as deputies oversaw the effort.   Source: WLBT Rescue Kosciusko Attala county and In Defense of Animals removed nearly 30 cats and dogs from a house in Ethel Wednesday as deputies oversaw the effort. Source: WLBT
A judge's court order allowed for the seizure of eight dogs and 19 cats and a pot bellied pig from pins outside the house on Attala road 5210.   Source: WLBT A judge's court order allowed for the seizure of eight dogs and 19 cats and a pot bellied pig from pins outside the house on Attala road 5210. Source: WLBT
An animal hoarding investigation resulted in the court ordered seizure of dogs, cats and even a pig.   Source: WLBT An animal hoarding investigation resulted in the court ordered seizure of dogs, cats and even a pig. Source: WLBT
The cats and dogs were taken to the Hope Animal Sanctuary near Grenada for rehabilitation, and if possible, adoption.   Source: WLBT The cats and dogs were taken to the Hope Animal Sanctuary near Grenada for rehabilitation, and if possible, adoption. Source: WLBT
The pot bellied pig at the rear of the house will have to be removed Thursday.   Source: WLBT The pot bellied pig at the rear of the house will have to be removed Thursday. Source: WLBT
ETHEL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Authorities and animal advocates seize dogs and cats they found neglected and malnourished in Attala County. Neighbors are happy to see the animals removed.

An animal hoarding investigation resulted in the court ordered seizure of dogs, cats and even a pig.

Rescue Kosciusko Attala county and In Defense of Animals removed nearly 30 cats and dogs from a house in Ethel Wednesday as deputies oversaw the effort.

A judge's court order allowed for the seizure of eight dogs and 19 cats and a pot bellied pig from pins outside the house on Attala road 5210.

"We found green water, cats on chains tied so tight they couldn't even get to the green water, no food. What food was in the cages looked like mold and mildew," said Trish Steinkuehler with Rescue Kosciusko Attala County.

"Behind the house she has barrels that have collected rain water. there's polly wogs and mosquito larvae in there," added Doll Stanley with In Defense of Animals. "That's unhealthy for her and it's definitely for the animals." a

Investigators say the property belongs to 79 year old Perline Williams, who was upset about the seizure.

Deputies conducted an investigation into the conditions more than a year ago. At the time they found that the animals had adequate food and water and were not removed. Since that time, the sheriff said there are more and conditions have worsened. 

"In her mind she feels that she is taking care of them, in her mind, but she's just not able to physically get out here and take care of them on a day to day basis," said Attala County Investigator Randy Blakeley.

Carol Sisney lives next door and said Williams took her dog which she and deputies later found hidden in a crate on the porch.

"My daughter came over here one time,"said Sisney. "She had a cat running around in the yard with maggots on it, just nastiness. There's no way she can possibly take care of all these animals."

The pot bellied pig at the rear of the house will have to be removed Thursday. The cats and dogs were taken to the Hope Animal Sanctuary near Grenada for rehabilitation, and if possible, adoption.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Officials with In Defense of Animals say no cruelty charges will be filed against Williams if she is not allowed to get more animals in the future.

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