CRIME

Former Cop Allegedly Kept Over 100 Animals In Filthy Home

02/23/2015 12:47 pm ET | Updated Feb 23, 2015
Maricopa County Sheriff

A retired Phoenix police officer is accused of hoarding more than 100 animals in squalid conditions and without adequate food at her home.

Andrea Mikkel, 62, faces 80 counts of animal cruelty following her arrest Thursday, AZ Central reports. The bust comes about one month after authorities raided Mikkel's home following neighbors' complaints about the smell and noise there.

MCSO seized over 100 animals including at least: 15 birds, 16 cats, 11 dogs, 1 pig, 1 rabbit, 2 turkey's, 1 chicken, 1 Rooster, 3 pigeons, 4 mini horses, and 2 horses. The Zebra's [sic] are remaining on the property because MCSO says they can be aggressive if moved.

Authorities said animal feces and spider webs covered every room of Mikkel's home, according to AZ Family. More than 50 of the animals required medical attention.

The 30-year veteran of the police force could face up to a year in prison for each count.

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