MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - 40, Jacob Hall, of Marietta is being charged with 5 counts of animal cruelty.
On August 8th 2017, the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley received a call about animal neglect on 1111 County House Lane in Marietta.
After visiting the home and seeing the conditions of the animals, humane society officers requested Hall to have a veterinarian come out and assess the animals.
The next day Sergeant McGilton and humane society officers removed the animals that they believed were most at risk.
This included 2 llamas, 1 donkey, 5 ponies, 3 sheep and 1 horse.
McGilton says, “Lack of food, quality of food. There was black mold on the hay that was provided to the animals. Some animals had water, some animals didn't. The ones that did have water looked like they weren't attended to for quite some time, if even at all. There were some chicken coops on the property, with feces so high in the chicken coop that the chicken couldn't even get into some of the areas to lay the eggs. Which is obviously is unsanitary, inhumane.”