Almost 60 small animals reportedly kept in deplorable conditions are now getting the care they deserve.
Just a few days ago, Animal Law Enforcement seized 57 animals, including rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hedgehogs and rats from Jessica Elrod's home.
Elrod owns an animal business called Critter Crossings, which includes a small zoo and animal sitting.
According to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, the animals were living in terrible conditions: in cages, where piles of their own feces were mounting, lacking basic necessities such as food and water.
Elrod will have to go to court to find out if she can get her animals back. Until then, she will have to pay a bond of more than $34,000 for the care of her animals for 30 days.