What to Know
- Many of the animals did not have food or water and were covered in their own urine, according to the arrest report.
A Hollywood man is behind bars after being charged with nearly 90 counts relating to animal cruelty cases this weekend.
Officers arrested 47-year-old Marlon Flores on Saturday night and charged him with 87 total counts of animal cruelty, unlawful confinement and no proof of vaccinations for the animals.
According to an arrest report, officers responded to an abandoned U-Haul truck located near the 6000 block of Tyler Street in response to reports of dogs being locked inside. Once they could get inside the truck, the officers found four dogs and 24 cats locked inside cages in what investigators called “inhumane conditions.”
Many of the animals did not have food or water and were covered in their own urine, according to the report. Animal control officials responded to the scene and retrieved the animals.
Flores told investigators he rented the truck after getting evicted from his home in late March and had recently returned with the animals from Fort Pierce.
Witnesses told investigators that several other men had come to the truck since it was parked Friday night, but no other arrests have been made in the case.