HEADLINE HOOSHE: WENTZVILLE ANIMAL HOUSE!

Today’s HEADLINE HOOSHE INTRODUCES us to two Wentzville women who face charges of child endangerment and animal neglect after police found 44 animals in their home, which was also infested with fleas and rodents. Hella hooshe and HELLA NASTY!
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Nadine M. Gaspar, 35, and Sheila M. Cleek, 44, lived at the ranch-style home in the 1700 block of West South Service Road with Gaspar’s five children, ranging in age from 6 to 16. Both women were charged Thursday with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a felony, and one count of animal neglect or abandonment, a misdemeanor. On May 8, officers went to the home to investigate a complaint called in by a man who rents a shed on the property. Police said they found 11 dogs, 13 cats, one rabbit, 18 birds, a pygmy goat and several dead cats both inside and outside the house. The house had an “overwhelming smell of feces and urine,” and several piles of feces were on the floor in the house, police said. Gaspar had been previously warned about the number of animals on the property, according to an application for a search warrant. When police went there May 8, Gaspar told an officer that she didn’t know anything about the animals, but the officer believed Gaspar had put some of the animals in a shed and an outdoor dog run in an attempt to conceal them. Police said they didn’t see any food or water inside the house for the animals, and food intended for human consumption was not kept sealed to prevent rodents or other animals from getting to it. The animals have been taken to a shelter and some may be adoptable in the future, said Wentzville Police Capt. Kevin Pyatt. The children are being cared for by their grandmother. Gaspar and Cleek were each being held on a $20,000 bail.

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