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Brooksville woman faces animal neglect charges

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HERNANDO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

A woman who lived on a camp ground in Brooksville is facing animal neglect charges after Hernando County deputies discovered her living in horrible conditions with a number of animals.

Officials were called to the Hidden Valley Campground on Wednesday, where they found Susan Kay living in a tent on a lot completely overgrown with grass and plants. The tent was set next to an old Airstream camper that officials say was infested with rats.

Officials said Kay had about 18 cats and a parakeet in her 10 by 10 feet tent, overrun with the smell of feces and urine.

The animals were kept in metal cages inside the tent. Officials said many of the cages were filled with feces and paper, making it tough for the animals to move around.

Animal Service officials were notified and assisted with removing the animals.

Kay is facing more than a dozen counts of animal neglect.

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