A man and two women are facing three counts of child abuse and 66 counts of animal cruelty charges after Florida police found three children and 245 animals living in "deplorable" house in Edgewater, Florida.

The adults have been identified as Greg Nelson, his wife Susan Nelson, and their friend Melissa Hamilton, according to Edgewater Police Department.

Officers were conducting a welfare check on Sunday and arrived at the resident to find 95 mice, 83 rats, 14 birds, 12 rabbits, 10 sugar gliders, nine guinea pigs, seven bearded dragons, four dogs, four hamsters, two cats, a gecko, a leopard-spotted gecko, a tortoise and a hedgehog. Living among them were three girls, aged 8, 9 and 10, in the home.

Police also found a dead guinea pig in a cage, rotting food, animal waste, and urine all over the place.

"It was immediately evident neither the children, nor the animals were being cared for properly," wrote the police department on Facebook. "The residence was in deplorable living conditions."

The children have been removed from the home and left in the care of a relative while the animals were transported to Edgewater Animal Shelter. The shelter is accepting donations to care for the animals. The police department is also accepting donations in the form of clothes, toys or monetary amount to help out the children.

Greg Nelson was in custody, police said. Melissa Hamilton was not in police custody, her "whereabouts are known."

Puppy In this representational photo, a seven-week-old puppy waits to be re-homed at the Cheshire Dogs Home in Warrington, England, Jan. 4, 2010. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images