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Investigators show conditions in which animals were left abandoned

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     Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Investigators released photos from inside of the mobile home where 8 emaciated dogs and one kitten were found Friday.

     The owners, Glenda and Ricky Martin were arrested and charged each with 9 counts of aggravated animal cruelty.

     A tip lead deputies to the single wide mobile home on  Booler Road in Vance.

    The Martins had apparently moved and deputies believe the animals were left for weeks without air or water.  All the utilities including power were cut-off.

    Sheriff's spokesperson, Andy Norris says "feces were everywhere and was no kind of a condition for any living creature."

    He says the animals were basically trapped.

    In photos, the animals appear malnutritioned with the rib cages of most showing.

    Other pictures show the mobile home was heavily cluttered.


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