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Pet Squirrel among hoard of animals confiscated from filthy Grayson home

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GRAYSON, Ga-- A squirrel, fifteen dogs, a rabbit, and a cat were confiscated from a Grayson home after their owner was charged with practicing veterinary medicine without a license.

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The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office tells 11Alive's Kevin Rowson deputies were executing a Writ of Possession (eviction) at a home on Bennett Road in Grayson.


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When they arrived, they found numerous animals inside the filthy home. The floor was covered with urine and feces. The door to outside was open and other animals were roaming freely between the house and the back yard. Other animals were locked inside cages overgrown with weeds and foliage.

Animal control determined the animals were living in unsanitary conditions without clean food and water. Linda and Barry Coker are residents at the house. Linda was home at the time and issued sixteen citations for animal neglect. She was also charged with practicing veterinary medicine without a license because she allegedly gave the animals rabies shots.

According to the Gwinnett County Animal Control public information officer, Coker agreed to find other homes for the animals. Three of the animals were determined to be feral and were taken to a local veterinarian. The other animals have found new homes. 

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