“Due to the unsanitary conditions of the home, animal control officers were forced to wear hazmat gear during their inspection,” Jones said. “Chemical testing revealed near toxic ammonia levels due to the amount of animal feces and urine inside the home.”
More than a dozen chickens and four dogs were also found inside the home. Many of the birds were left dead in cages or suffered from various states of dehydration and malnutrition, Jones said.
The rescued animals were taken to Lifeline Animal Project of DeKalb County for housing and care, officials said.
In addition to probation, Trivedi must also pay more than $59,000 in restitution to Lifeline Animal Project for housing and medical costs associated with the animals. Trivedi is also prohibited from possessing any animals and must submit to mental health evaluation and treatment as part of his plea agreement.
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Police say she left the kids inside for about an hour.