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New York Man Held As Children Lived In Filth
New York police responding to a domestic dispute found four children living in a house in Queens filled with pets including pit bulls and snakes.
Officers said they had found evidence of animal cruelty and danger to the four children, and arrested their 29-year-old father.
According to local reports, they found 15 pit bulls, 10 of them puppies, two boa constrictors and a lizard.
The New York Post said the Richmond Hill apartment was littered with debris and dog faeces.
The newspaper said the man's wife was taken in for questioning.
It quoted neighbours as saying the couple fought all the time and the father would put snakes on the children if they misbehaved, and also beat the dogs.
Last week, a Denver couple were arrested after police found their small children - four boys - living in filthy conditions.