Pets removed from uninhabitable Mandan trailer after owner's eviction

Published: May. 10, 2018 at 6:43 PM CDT
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A Mandan woman was recently evicted from her mobile home for not paying rent. But, that wasn't the end of it.

Morton County deputies found more than 40 animals inside and the conditions were astounding.

Feces and food were piled all over the home. Custer Health determined it was uninhabitable.

The Mobile Park owners decided not to clean it because the bid came in for more than $38,000.

A scene you probably never imagined was happening around you.

"I can't believe she had that many animals here, I never knew it. I've seen her dogs but that was it," said neighbor Mindy Makeeff.

In the home, 40 cats and two dogs and loads of feces.

"We contacted Furry Friends and they came over here and took possession of all the cats so they would receive proper care," said Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier.

Under Mandan City municipal code you're only allowed to have 3 cats and 3 dogs.

"After the animals were removed, then it would be up to the city to decide if they were going to pursue any further charges," said Kirchmeier.

Park owners say they're not going to press charges against her but did file vandalism with the insurance company but were denied the claim.

The contractors moving this home hope to have this lot cleared out by Friday morning. They say it was very difficult to split the home apart.