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Swann jailed for animal neglect
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A man living without electricity or running water has been placed on probation for animal neglect after he was found sharing his home with several dogs and cats.The man, Cody Swann, 24, told Special General Sessions Judge Larry Ross he did his best to provide food and water for the animals even though he was going without himself after his utilities were turned off two weeks ago at his Pinecrest apartment.Swann had been in jail for three days after he was arrested on the animal neglect counts. His charges came when Swann’s landlord found a large number of cats and dogs which he assumed had been abandoned by past tenants.When Public Works officials arrived on the scene, they found four dogs and six cats, plus a dead cat. It was at that point Swann approached them and revealed he had been living with the animals.Police entered his home and made a video of the animal waste that was throughout the apartment.