(Aurora, Ind.) - An Aurora couple is facing charges after police find “horrendous” living conditions and 26 animals in their home.
Aurora Police made the discovery at Douglas and Barbara Hueseman’s home on the 100-block of Woodlawn Avenue Saturday.
The couple’s 11-year-old child was in the home where dozens of animals were found in poor health.
Dearborn County Children’s Services assisted with removing the child from the home which Aurora Police called not suitable for living.
Dearborn County Animal Control officers took many of those animals who were in very poor health. Some of the animals had been living outside.
The Dearborn County Health Department also assisted at the scene.
Douglas, 47, and Barbara Hueseman, 46, are each charged with Neglect of a Dependent (Class D Felony) and Neglect of a Vertebrate Animal (Class A Misdemeanor). They bonded out of jail at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center Monday.
“I would like to commend the work of Officer (William) Halbig, who chose to serve the citizens of Aurora, despite a death in his family on May 6. Officer Halbig’s dedication to the citizens of Aurora is exemplary and we thank him for that,” said Aurora Police Chief Bryan Fields.