PINELLAS PARK — An 80-year-old Pinellas Park woman has been charged with 10 counts of animal abandonment after authorities discovered malnourished cats and dogs in her home.
Pinellas Park police and county animal control officers arrived to Edna Carr's home at 6261 102nd Terrace N on Friday after receiving reports that animals there were not being properly cared for, police said. Officers seized three malnourished dogs and seven cats.
There were no litter boxes in the home, and the floors and counters were soaked in cat urine and covered with feces, said police Sgt. Adam Geissenberger. The county building department deemed the home unfit for habitation.
Carr, who was not arrested, and her 53-year-old son also appeared to be in poor health and are receiving assistance from the Department of Children and Families, Geissenberger said.
"It appears they are not taking of themselves in addition to the problems we're having with the animals," he said.