Florida Authorities Find 3 Children, 245 Animals Living in ‘Deplorable Conditions’; 3 Adults Arrested

© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. The Edgewater Police Department posted on Facebook that it was “immediately evident” the children and the animals were not being cared for, saying the residence in question was in “deplorable conditions.”

Florida officers dispatched to check on the well-being of three children Sunday ended up removing them, as well as 245 animals, from the home, according to police.

The Edgewater Police Department posted on Facebook that it was “immediately evident” the children and the animals were not being cared for, and said the residence in question was in “deplorable conditions.”

According to police, a dead guinea pig was rotting in a cage and animal droppings were scattered throughout the house.

The children, ages 8, 9 and 10, were taken from the home by the Department of Children and Families and given to a relative for the time being.

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SOURCE: Inside Edition Staff