Polk man arrested on 27 counts of animal neglect - WFLA News Channel 8

Polk man arrested on 27 counts of animal neglect

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POLK COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

Polk County deputies arrested a Bartow man Tuesday after finding  30 cats living in a home he had been evicted from.

Officials say Gary Leach, 51, of 4704 Weston Road, was charged with 27 counts of animal neglect.

The electricity and water services had been turned off at his house and deputies called the conditions at the home "deplorable."

Deputies removed the cats from the home and booked Leach into the Polk County Jail.

The investigation continues.

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