Dogs removed after man's death

GLASGOW, Del. - November 10, 2008 - The call came in at 9:09 a.m. The paramedics responded to a home in the 100 block of Cognac Drive for a report of a medical emergency.

When emergency personnel arrived, they immediately encountered the fetid scent of urine and feces as they entered the home. Inside the residence, police located the victim surrounded by several dogs.

According to the officials on scene, the home was in a deplorable condition as police and paramedics were forced to walk on flooring that was covered in animal waste.

Due to the condition of the animals, officers contacted the SPCA who dispatched officers to the home, who collected most of the animals, including 30-40 dogs, two birds, one cat and one rabbit.

However, at least one dog, believed to be a small Dachshund, escaped from the home during the medical emergency.

The Frenchtown Woods residence has been condemned by New Castle County Code Enforcement officials after the home was deemed unsafe for habitation due to unsanitary conditions.

The female resident and her 15 year old daughter will not be permitted to inhabit in the home until it has been cleaned and deemed safe.

Police did not cite the homeowner, however she may faces future charges for animal violations.

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