TRUMBULL CO., Ohio (WKBN) – Humane agents in Trumbull County are investigating another case of suspected animal abuse.

“It was awful. I mean, how could somebody do that to animals?” asked Jamie Kraft.

The agents said that they found five dead at a home in Southington. In addition to this, those with the Animal Welfare League (AWL) continue monitoring the health of a dog and cat removed from a home in Warren as a humane investigation continues.

“We just are so overwhelmed with this, with the amount of neglect and cruelty in Trumbull County right now,” said AWL CEO Lori Shandor.

The two animals were removed from a home on Pershing Avenue on Wednesday. The search was part of a case Shandor says started at a home in Southington, where Kraft made a gruesome discovery in one of the bathrooms. He then tipped off humane agents to the case.

“I was traumatized. I was traumatized. I was in tears too because I just couldn’t believe, I mean, all the years they claim they cared for animals and to see that,” Kraft said.

Kraft said he found five dead cats locked in the bathroom, which was covered in feces, inside his home after evicting two family members.

“Whatever was going on in there, they wanted to keep it behind closed doors,” Kraft said. “If they’re going to do something like that, they deserve to be punished and have the law come down on them.”

Shandor said that through their investigation, humane agents learned the animals’ owners, one of whom had a prior animal abuse case in a different county, had moved to Warren, which led to the search of the home on Pershing Avenue.

“It’s incredibly frustrating for us, you know? This is not an uncommon situation for a person to live in one county, have a run-in with that county’s humane department, and then they move into a different county. Those things don’t always follow them,” Shandor said.

At this point, no charges have been filed in the case.