Dozens Of Neglected Animals Found On Marion Woman's Property

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(Marion Police)

MARION, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Marion woman is under arrest after police found dozens of neglected animals in her home.

Marion Police said they received complaints Monday that multiple creatures were living on the Front Street property of 65-year-old Lauren Fisher. A report said that multiple animals were being neglected, and dead animals were recently removed from the property.

When they arrived with a search warrant, they found a diverse array of animals in various states of neglect—miniature horses, potbelly pigs, ducks, rabbits, turkeys, chickens, and exotic birds, just to name a few.

As authorities searched her eight acres of land, which included "multiple dilapidated sheds and outbuildings," police said Fisher became disruptive and was placed under arrest.

Fisher was charged with two counts of animal cruelty, as well as interfering with a police officer and resisting arrest.

The home was reportedly in such squalid conditions that it had to be condemned.

"There was feces visible on the floor of the home and on a mattress and a strong, pervasive odor was noted in the home," Marion Police said in a release.

Along with the animals, police say there are at least five people living in the home, including children. The children have been placed with a relative by the Department of Children and Families.

Fisher is set to be arraigned in Wareham District Court Thursday morning.

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