Filthy Pearl home demolished - - Jackson, MS

Filthy Pearl home demolished

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PEARL, MS (WLBT) - The home of the Pearl couple accused of hoarding animals is no longer standing. Crews knocked it down Monday morning because it was deemed unfit for human habitation.

In April, authorities discovered over 30 cats and dogs inside the home of Paula and Gerald Keyes. Four dead dogs were found in a freezer in the garage. And officials say all flooring was soaked with urine and feces.

The Keyes lived in the home on Upper Drive with a four year-old child. Some neighbors say they're glad the home is gone.

Connie Seaney told us, "I'm just grateful. Just really grateful. I just feel more comfortable and I'm not afraid anymore and I think it's just wonderful."

The Keyes pleaded no contest earlier this month to over 100 misdemeanor charges between the two of them.

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