Three Children, Hundreds of Animals in Deplorable Home

Three kids and 245 animals have been removed from a home in Edgewater. Police describe the conditions in the home as "deplorable."

Officers were sent to the Royal Palm Drive home for a welfare check on Sunday and found the filthy conditions.

Animals in the Volusia County home included a dozen rabbits, 14 birds, 10 sugar gliders, a hedge hog, a bearded dragon, 95 mice and 60 rats.

DCF is now involved and making sure the children are getting the care they need.

Melissa Hamilton and Greg and Susan Nelson face three counts of child abuse and 66 counts of animal cruelty.

Images courtesy Edgewater Police Department

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