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Accused Animal Hoarder Arrested For Cruelty

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Washoe County Sheriffs arrested a Sparks man after they found 76 animals, both dead and alive, in his home on Merchant Street.

Ronnie Bandoni was arrested and is being held at the Washoe County Jail on several counts of animal cruelty.

Deputies say Bandoni had dozens of dead animals in his home including more than 50 dead rabbits, two dead cats, four dead guinea pigs and a dead duck.

He also had more than 40 living rabbits, nine cats and six dogs all in various stages of health.

They say they found animals feces and "animal parts" everywhere inside the house.

The living animals will go to the animal shelter where a veterinarian will check them, and then they will be adopted out.

The health department will now contact some cleaning companies to look at the house and assess how to clean it.

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