Two South Richmond Hill parents have been arrested after police found their four children living in alleged unsanitary conditions among numerous abused dogs.
When police, responding to a 9-1-1 call of a female bitten by a pit bull around 8 a.m. Sunday, entered the parents’ 125th Street residence, they discovered a domestic dispute occurring between the adults, said cops
Upon further investigation, they found four children, ranging in age from seven to 11, living in the house in “severe unsanitary conditions” among five full grown pit bulls and 10 puppies, said police.
The children were taken to Jamaica Hospital for observation.
The dogs, some of which displayed extensive signs of abuse through their bodies, said police, were secured by Animal Care and Control.
Cops said one dog had been stabbed, kicked and strangled.
The father, Jasean Holmes, 29, has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, torture to animals and endangering the welfare of a child and misdemeanor assault, said police. The mother, Madelina Ramirez, 28, has been charged with torture to animals and endangering the welfare of a child.