HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) -- Three people have been charged after a child was found inside of a kennel in a trailer with several mice and snakes, including a 10-foot boa constrictor, according to the Henry County sheriff.
Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew said deputies responded Thursday to an anonymous tip about animal cruelty. In a trailer on the property, deputies said they found a 1-year-old child in a kennel.
A 10-foot boa constrictor and seven other snakes were in the room with the child, Belew said. There were buckets containing about 200 mice. Belew said there were about 15 dogs running loose inside, and thousands of cockroaches and maggots. The floor was covered in feces, he said.
Deputies seized 86 chickens, 56 dogs, 10 rabbits, four parakeets, three cats, eight snakes and a pheasant. Investigators also found 127 marijuana plants and 17 guns.
The Jackson Sun reports Henry County sheriff's deputies arrested three adults living in the home -- 42-year-old Heather Scarbough, 46-year-old Thomas Jefferson Brown and 82-year-old Charles Brown -- on allegations of aggravated child abuse, aggravated cruelty to animals, possession of firearm in felony, manufacturing marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and cruelty to animals.