A wealthy couple was investigated on animal cruelty charges in Auburn, Massachusetts this past week.
From the outside, their home was the perfect picture of suburban affluence with a manicured lawn and two Audi convertibles parked in the stone driveway.
Inside, it was hellish prison for over 60 cats and dogs with the walls covered in feces, trash everywhere, and dead animals in garbage sacks.
Sixty-one cats and dogs were living in filthy and unsanitary conditions and were removed from the home over the course of the next two days.
Officials eventually ascertained that the 67-year-old Auburn woman, a socialite and member of the Auburn Junior League, was breeding and selling animals, including two litters of puppies and four litters of kittens, out of her Buron Terrace home.
Her husband, a retired software executive in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, seemed to be “under the control of his wife.”
“When we were investigating the home, he just did whatever she told him to do,” Officer Mills said. “You have to understand, this place was a wreck. There were dead animals in the washing machine. There was feces on every single piece of furniture. And they seemed put out with us being there, like we were intruding.”