Edinburg Police have charged Brittany Nieto with three counts of animal cruelty, Friday afternoon.
According to Assistant Chief Oscar Trevino, residents living near Nieto’s home on the 1600 block of Nassau Street, complained of a foul odor. Responding officers entered the home and found multiple dogs Trevino described as “skin and bones.” The horrors did not end at the conditions of the animals but the living situation was unbearable for some.
In video obtained by KVEO News Center 23’s Derick Garcia, responders are wearing white sanitary suits with hoods, rubber boots and gas masks. Photos revealed stacked kennels, a couch torn to pieces and feces on every visible tile in the living room. According to officers at the scene, there was no ventilation, water or food for the dogs and neighbors reported to police, “someone would go to the home only once a week.”
News Center 23 inquired about the conditions of the animals, Trevino could not confirm at the time how many animals were removed from the home. Palm Valley Animal Center did confirm Friday afternoon, they received a court order to hold 9 animals for an undetermined amount of time. Before the animals can be released from Palm Valley’s care, Rebecca Guerra said they will be tested for diseases, receive vaccinations and other necessary medical treatment.
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