Twelve animals found dead in apartment

Nine animals were rescued from unit; no arrests have been made

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DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

The live animals are being kept at the Police Department and have been continuing to receive proper professional care from both the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Whitman County Humane Society.

LIAM CONNORS, Evergreen reporter

Two residents from a Pullman apartment complex are being investigated for animal cruelty and neglect after police officers found 12 dead animals.

The investigation began after an animal control officer was notified Wednesday afternoon of a dead ferret and dog within the apartment complex, according to a KREM article. Upon arrival, the officer found a dead dog on the floor, and shortly after, the police acquired a search warrant for the apartment unit. 

The officers reportedly found three dead ferrets, three dead sugar glider possums, two dead rodents, one dead boa snake, one dead bearded dragon and one dead gecko.

Police were able to rescue nine animals in the unit: two cats, two dogs, two hedgehogs, a bearded dragon, a gecko and a tortoise. The rescued animals have since been taken to either the Whitman County Humane Society’s Animal Haven in Pullman or the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital for evaluation, according to the article.

No arrests have been made and the two residents’ identities have not been disclosed.