Florida Cops Find House Packed With 300 Animals After Responding To Missing Child Call


When police in Oldsmar, Florida responded to a 9-11 call about a missing toddler, it didn’t take long for them to figure out the kid was nowhere to be found in the house. After all, relatives of the 16-month-old had left a note saying they’d taken the child because the couple who lived there, Jeffrey O’Neill and Jennifer Kovacs, were drunk and wouldn’t wake up. But the cops did find something else in the house: hundreds of diseased and ill-cared for animals — including pythons, monitor lizards, spiders and hedgehogs — apparently being illegally bred for sale. The pair now face charges of child endangerment and animal cruelty. Miami New Times has the story.