PARMA, Ohio - A Parma woman had her home condemned by the city on Friday after they found more than 300 animals inside.
Parma Animal Control Officer Julie Kocik said the woman was "overwhelmed with the animals."
Officers found roughly 250 birds, 30 quail, 34 dogs, some cats and 10 rabbits, which were described as running wild in the basement.
Kocik said the woman admitted that she sold the pets for income. When NewsChannel 5's Stephanie Ramirez approached the woman she was told that the animals were sold at flea markets.
The woman told NewsChannel 5 that the animals were healthy.
Kocik disagreed. "She had birds in the basement that were caged but in deplorable conditions," she said. "The cages looked like they hadn’t been cleaned in five weeks."
This is not the woman's first run in with the animal control.
Kocik said she dealt with this woman in the past. In 2003, about 400 animals were removed from the home.
The Parma woman has been cited for no dog licenses, no rabies vaccinations, and for nuisances. She is due in court later this month.
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