Jul 14, 2014 3:16 PM
HOWARD, Colo. - A man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty after authorities removed nearly two dozen animals from his home. According to the Fremont County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to carry out an eviction at the home of William Goode, 58. Deputies ended up arresting Goode after he allegedly refused to cooperate with the eviction notice. When deputies returned the following day, they found numerous animals in the home. With the help of the Colorado State Humane Society, 19 dogs and 4 cats were removed from the house. Deputies say there was an "overwhelming foul smell and filth" in the home that forced tehm to wear hazmat clothing and breathing respirators.
Deputies found one dead dog on the floor and many of the live animals were found locked in cabinets and closets, most without food or water. FCSO tells News 5 that all of the animals were in very poor health.
The animals were taken by the Colorado State Humane Society.
Good is charged with Obstructing Government Operations and 23 counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty.