A woman in Jonesboro, Arkansas, faces 12 counts of animal cruelty after officers discovered several pets living in extremely gruesome conditions in a home covered with “trash and feces.”

Officer Ruben Wren, serving a search warrant, responded to a home in East Allen on Friday afternoon. He said it was hard to approach the inside of the house due to the strong and uncontrollable odor of urine and feces. According to the incident report, he described the house as “horrible.”

He reported the incident saying “The floor of the living room was covered in trash and feces.” Between all the trash and feces he found a dog and puppy that appeared to be in a good condition lying on a broken couch. In the kitchen, he found a wire crate with a cat and 6 kittens inside.

“[There] was no food or water inside the crate, and the crate also had feces inside,” he reported. “In the corner of the kitchen [there] was a litter box festering with bugs,” he added.

As Wren continued his search inside the house, he found three more cats roaming inside the house and was shocked and disgusted to find feces and bags of trash in every room of the house including the bathroom. He described the scene as “deplorable.”

According to Wren’s incident report, a total of 12 animals were found to be living in gruesome conditions inside the house.

The unnamed owner of the house, who was described to be a 19-year-old girl of American origin, was nowhere to be found. Police could not locate her. Once located, the teen will be charged with 12 counts of animal cruelty. This was an ongoing investigation and no further information was available at the moment.

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In a similar incident on April 14, two people from Fox Lake, Illinois, were arrested and charged with seven counts of aggravated cruelty to animals after several dogs and cats were found dead inside a house filled with feces and urine. According to the press release from the sheriff's office, the suspects, identified as 33-year-old Cathryn N. Franke and 38-year-old Thomas J. Gilhooly, were arrested after the deputies found “five deceased dogs, all in different stages of decomposition inside the home. He also found two deceased cats in advanced stages of decomposition.”