Police investigate possible animal cruelty after 10 dead animals are found inCommerce City apartment

Dead dogs, cats, rodents, birds found in apartment

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Police are investigating a possible animal cruelty case where 10 dead animals where found at an apartment in Commerce City.

A property management firm called police at about 9 a.m. Wednesday to report possible animal cruelty occurring at an apartment, said Officer Chris Dickey, spokesman for the Commerce City Police Department.

Officers went to the apartment in the 6000 block of Jasmine Court and found a total of 12 animals, 10 of which had died, Dickey said. The two animals that were alive were taken to the Adams County Animal Shelter for treatment.

The dead animals ranged from rodents and birds to cats and dogs, Dickey said.

The resident and owner of the animals was contacted at the scene and is cooperating with investigators, Dickey said. No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is ongoing, however, and he said appropriate charges will be determined when it is complete.