Yesterday, Texas law enforcement officers discovered multiple malnourished children who were being kept in dog cages, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Texas police officers initially responded to a domestic disturbance call, but what they happened to find was way more disturbing. When authorities arrived at the home, they discovered four children between the ages of one and five. Each of the children lived in terrible conditions in a barn while being covered in their own waste; the children were also in severe lack of food and water.
Lane Akin, the Wise County sheriff, provided the following public statement about the situation:
“Our deputies and our lieutenant fed and gave water to those children. Due to the malnourishment and other concerns, EMS was called; emergency medical was called.”
Neighbors who lived in the area are said to have had no idea of the children or their subsequent living conditions.
The children’s mother and her boyfriend were also taken into custody and processed by into the Wise County prison. All five children are currently in Child Protective Services’ custody.
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