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A NSW woman had been jailed over 19 counts of animal cruelty after 74 animals were found in the “worst hoarder conditions” the attending RSPCA inspector had ever seen.
Many of the 31 dogs and 43 cats found living in the faeces and rubbish filled Deepwater house, had developed psychological and medical conditions.
The air they were breathing was so high in ammonia humans could not safely breathe it, according to the RSPCA.
Valerie Elizabeth Hicks, 69, was sentenced on Wednesday to one month jail after pleading guilty to charges that included failure to provide food or veterinary treatment and failure to prevent cruelty.
The horrendous state of Hicks' house was uncovered in May 2015 after the RSPCA received complaints about the health of the puppies sold from the property.