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After animal remains found, women plead guilty to abuse

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At least two Guntersville women are banned from having a dog or cat inside city limits. At least two Guntersville women are banned from having a dog or cat inside city limits.
GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

At least two Guntersville women are banned from having a dog or cat inside city limits.

That came after the pair was convicted of leaving several dogs in a home with no food or water. The dogs eventually tried to eat their way out of the home.

Pictures of the animals are disturbing and animal control officials said the dogs may have turned on one of their own just to survive.

Kristen Warden, 37, and Lana Kelly, 33, were cited for animal cruelty and unsanitary conditions after three dogs were rescued from a home on Obrig Avenue in Guntersville last Friday.

The two women pleaded guilty in court on Wednesday.

The three dogs are currently housed at a shelter and are safe.

Animal control officers said they found the dogs in deplorable conditions inside the home without food or water. The floors, officers said, were covered in feces.

"We did find a skull where evidence these dogs probably ate this other dog [were at], and we also found holes in the wall of this house where these dogs had been trying to eat their way out of this house through the holes," said Mike Henderson, an officer with Guntersville Animal Control.

Officials believe the home was the dogs' prison and also found remains of what they believe to be a fourth dog.

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