Roseville house of horrors: Children, 14 dogs found in squalor

In Roseville, two children and more than a dozen dogs were found living in deplorable conditions.

The children and the dogs were removed from the home but questions remain.

Roseville resident Larry Ahee says he was so concerned about his neighbors that he reached out to help. But when that didn't work, he started calling city officials.

"The issue was feces coming out of house," he said. "The kids running around with no supervision; dogs barking 24-7." 

This week police say a court order was obtained to check on the conditions of the house on Legion Street, the dogs and the people inside. 

Two children and 14 dogs were found and due to the the conditions inside, the kids, 11 and 13 years old, were removed.

"Once we got in and we saw the conditions that's when we called protective services," said Deputy Chief Donald Glandon. "They came out and made a determination. They ultimately determined it was best to have kids removed. They were placed with a grandparent."

Officials say the conditions were so bad inside the home that no one should be living there 

"Our animal control officer and one of the Roseville police officers went over and located 14 dogs, all dachshunds in the house," said Glandon. "They were removed.

"It was in disarray quite frankly. Dog feces on floor, an odor that would come with large amount of animals in any closed space. Not ideal for any person or dogs."

Police say the children's father was at home when the dogs and kids were removed. But he was not arrested and no citations were issued.

Investigators say the kids appeared to be healthy and the majority of the dogs were in good shape but four need to be checked out by a vet

Police say if you are dealing with an out of control pet situation in your home, there are a number of resources that can provide the help you need.

"Call someone," Glandon said. "There's always someone who can help. Call local municipalities, they may be able to give some suggestions on where to go someone to contact."

Ahee says he wants the best for the children.

"I pray to God they get help," he said. "The kids don't deserve this. This is all about the kids."

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