What's being done to find tenant of home filled with dead animals?

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What's being done to find tenant of home filled with dead animals?

By Bryan Callahan. CREATED May 6, 2014

Pahrump, NV (KTNV) -- It's been four days since the gruesome discovery of dead cats and dogs at a vacant Pahrump home.

Now, people are asking what's being done to find the former tenant.

Animal lovers want to know where the person who left the freezer full of dead animals behind is and why investigators aren't doing more to find them.

Action News tried to get that information from Nye County Animal Control but the director was out of town and did not return our calls for comment.

Sheriff Tony Demeo said they are not involved in the investigation at this point but are available if needed. He added that animal control has the same resources as deputies when it comes to locating a person.

The other big question we've been hearing from viewers is how did so many animals end up on the property.

There were 17 cats and dogs found inside the house in January and then an estimated 20 animals found inside the freezer last week.

Even though county animal control said none came from the local shelter, those that run the shelter said it isn't hard to find animals in the community.

"Their dog will have a litter and they will bring them to the supermarket and they will either sell or give them away just to get rid of them," said Tonya Brum, Tails End office manager.

They said especially with stray cats, numbers can get out of hand quickly.

"What happens is the cats keep reproducing and you end up with a very dangerous situation," said Brum.

While the supervisor of animal control did not return our calls on Tuesday, a source said they are awaiting the results of the testing on those four animals taken to Clark County.

At that point, we're told they will pursue charges.

Bryan Callahan

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Bryan Callahan joined the Action News team as a general assignment reporter in August of 2013.