During Animal Abuse Investigation, Deputies Find Toddler in Cage

Article Link: https://www.westernjournal.com/animal-abuse-investigation-deputies-find-toddler-cage/

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An 18-month-old boy was rescued last week from a Tennessee home where he was kept in a cage in close proximity to multiple large constricting snakes. More than 600 animals were also rescued from the property, officials said. The trailer home in Henry County, Tennessee, was raided on Thursday, according to WTVF-TV. The child’s mother, 42-year-old Heather Scarbough, his stepfather, 46-year-old Thomas Jefferson Brown, and Brown’s father, 82-year-old Charles Brown, face “felony charges of aggravated child abuse and aggravated cruelty to animals, possession of a firearm while committing another felony, manufacturing marijuana, drug paraphernalia” and cruelty to animals, according to WZTV.