Neglected and starved animals left in their own feces were rescued from a horror scrap yard in what is being called the ‘worst’ ever RSPCA case.

Source: Birmingham Live/YouTube

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) rescued animals from a scrap yard where they were left in their own feces and without food or water. Shocking images of the scrap yard were released by the organization, who have said it was one of the worst rescuers have ever dealt with. The heartbreaking photos show the horrifying conditions, a dead kitten and a decomposing puppy.

The scrap yard was run by John and Lisa Evans. Both have been banned from owning animals following a prosecution. John Evans has also been jailed.

Rescuers saved 18 dogs, three cats, six horses, and a donkey from the home. The animals were kept in a kennel, shed, shipping container, horse boxes, and vans in a scrap yard behind the property.

Jack Alderson, an RSPCA inspector said, “The floor was completely sodden with a large build-up of feces and the roof wasn’t large enough to cover the animals inside. This was compounded by the numerous hazards dotted around the enclosure including gates and ladders on the floor.”

Rescuers had to use head torches when they were searching for animals and found six horses and three foals curled up on the floor. They found another horse in a pen with its ribs and hips. The animals had no food or water and the floor was covered in feces, and there was a strong ammonia smell. The horse had feces around his legs and feed. The only access to the pen was blocked with car foods, pallets, a car engine, a large white box, and other large objects.

Two kittens were found inside a shed, and a dead kitten was found with a hole in the animal’s abdomen. Alderson said that there was also a skull of another animal. Six more dogs were found in an outdoor kennel. They also found the body of a decomposing puppy in the back of a white van.

Three dogs were found in a garden, and two puppies were found in crates inside the house. They also found a shipping container with a male German shepherd and a female mastiff. Both of the dogs were lethargic, and their bones were visible.

“This was one of the worst animal welfare situations I have ever been faced with,” Alderson said. The couple will not be allowed to appeal their lifetime ban on keeping animals.

Animal abuse is more prevalent than many may think. According to PetPedia, every 60 seconds, an animal suffers from abuse, with more than 65 percent being dogs. More than 10 million animals die from abuse every year in the US alone, not including the livestock bred for consumption, which also suffer immense abuse. Animal abuse happens everywhere and is a serious issue. We need more laws to protect animals and hold abusers accountable.

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