LAWTELL-- Louisiana officials made a startling discovery finding over two thousand animals living at a home in Lawtell just west of Baton Rouge.

Parish Administrator Jessie Bellard says there were dogs, cats, turtles and plenty of chickens.

"The smell was horrendous. The chickens were in some little crates and they lived in feces until it built up so much they could jump out of the crate.

"Ballard says some animals will have to be euthanized and others face a long road to recovery.

Homeowner Donald Lefleur was arrested and charged with animal cruelty.

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