SHOCKING images show the squalid conditions eight dogs and fifteen cats were found living in, after a vigilante broke into their home to rescue them.
Emma Maliska admitted to breaking into a house in Didcot, Oxfordshire last week after becoming aware that multiple animals were being kept in the horrific state.
Photos show the horrendous conditions, which included rusty cages, soiled blankets and excrement all over the floor and walls.
Heartbreaking snaps also show the terrified animals were crammed into the tiny quarters and apparently not let out for more than a year.
Emma’s photos have since sparked an RSPCA investigation and the dogs are now being looked by an animal welfare charity. She has also begun feeding the cats until other arrangements can be made
The 42-year-old explained how she broke into the premises with her partner Matthew Speake, 45, on 8 August, to rescue the animals and took to Facebook the next day to share her discovery.
She posted the images saying: “I broke the law and we broke in next door’s house!
“I’m rather proud that me and Matty did what we did! My disgusting, vile neighbours abandoned eight and I repeat eight dogs.
“Six of which were shut in cages, with at least five inches of piss and s*** to lay on.”
The mother added: “Some people need f****** shooting!
“I’ve bathed twice and still can’t get the smell off me, never seen anything like it in my life, house is now a crime scene for their neglect and rightly so.”
The photos have horrified social media users.
Carley White wrote under the post: “Disgusting, vile beings. I really hope they get karma, sent down and are banned from keeping animals.”
Gigi Nagév added: “An actual house of horrors. Thank you so so much for your braveness and kindness.”
Jackie Billington said: “Words fail me. Absolutely disgusting. Well done to you for doing what you did and I hope the owners are jailed for a very long time. Pond life scum that they are.”
Speaking today Emma said: “I was so angry, emotional and disgusted. You see this kind of thing on animal welfare programmes, but I can’t express how bad it actually is until you are in that situation, the smell will stay with me forever.
“I stayed in the property while police made arrangements for someone to collect the dogs.
“I was covered from head to toe by the mess with the dogs jumping over me but didn’t want them to be scared or on their own.
“Once the dogs had been given to the rescue, we removed the cage of birds, and the police secured the house leaving the cats outside, which I’m currently feeding and watering, until we hear from the RSPCA to see if we can start trapping them.”
A spokeswoman for Thames Valley Police said: “Officers were called to Mendip Heights, Didcot on Saturday at around 10pm after the discovery of a large number of animals inside a property.
“The RSPCA were contacted and are investigating this.”
A spokeswoman for the RSPCA said: “Unfortunately we are unable to discuss complaints about specific individuals. We understand how frustrating that is for animal lovers but releasing information could prejudice a future investigation or could lead to us being fined.
“We are so grateful to people who report suspected animal suffering to us and we would like to reassure people we will always look into and, if necessary, investigate any complaints made to us about animal welfare.”