Pullman Police find multiple dead animals inside apartment unit

PULLMAN, Wash. — Pullman Police officers found multiple dead animals inside an apartment unit and have recommended charges for two suspects after an intense investigation.

The Pullman Police Department obtained a search warrant for an apartment at The Ruckus housing community following reports of deceased animals and unsanitary conditions.

Officers discovered many live and dead animals inside the unit. Police say there were two dogs, two cats, two hedgehogs, one tortoise, one bearded dragon, and one leopard gecko alive in the residence.

Officers also located and removed several dead animals, including one dog, four sugar gliders, three ferrets, one rat, one mouse, one bearded dragon, one gecko, and one ball python.

The live animals were transported to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital for evaluation. Many were found to be dehydrated and in poor overall health. Some animals remained at the hospital while others were taken to the Whitman County Humane Society for individualized care.

Pullman Police forwarded charges to the Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office after 300 hours of investigation. Pullman PD recommended multiple felony and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges against 20-year-old Sydney Weston and 21-year-old Carson Hammer.

Pullman Police thanked the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, The Ruckus, and the Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office for assistance in the investigation.

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