Police: Man leaves 5 dogs, cat inside a home with feces, junk and no air conditioning

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TUTTLE, Okla. -- A man is out on bond after police say he left five dogs and a cat locked inside a home with no food, water, or air conditioning.

All the animals are said to be neglected, but fortunately for the animals, they appear to have no immediate medical problems.

"She went to the house and could hear a dog, looked through the windows, the house was filthy and abandoned, and saw a dog inside there," Major Michael Scott with the Tuttle Police Department said.

Pictures show what an animal control officer found earlier this week.

"Once inside, they found two dogs locked in the bathroom, two dogs locked in the garage, one dog roaming free and one cat," Scott said.

A police report says there was feces, trash, and junk in every room of the house.

"There were water containers and food containers, but no actual water or food for the animals," Scott said.

One officer said some rooms had up to 4 inches of trash and feces piled up.

"If you don't know what to do with the animal, call some rescues and shelter, find something proper to do with them," Scott says.

Kevin Lantz is the person responsible for the animals, police say.

"He said that he had moved to an apartment, and left the animals behind and was coming when he could to check on them," Scott said.

The animals are now at the Tuttle Animal Shelter, but appear to be free of medical problems.

"They're helpless, they're locked in a house, they can't get out, they can't turn on a faucet, they can't order a pizza... like an infant, they can't provide for themselves," Scott says.

Now they're left to wait, hoping to find their forever home.

Lantz is out on bond tonight. He's charged with animal cruelty.


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