MEDINA — A village woman charged earlier this month with neglecting farm animals at her parents’ farm in Alexander now faces child endangerment charges after a lengthy investigation into the conditions at her house on West Center Street.
Jennifer L. Bissing, 35, was charged April 13 with endangering the welfare of a child.
Police Chief Chad Kenward said officers were called to 307 West Center St. on Feb. 1 for a report of an unattended death.
When they arrived they found Bissing’s 11-year-old son in the house with his dead grandfather.
“Officers made entry and found numerous animals inside,” he said. “Chickens, birds, rabbits, dogs and cats. It was horrendous conditions. There was feces and garbage, flies and mildew. It was inhabitable.”
Some of the animals were dead, he said.
Orleans County Animal Control was called to assist.
The remaining animals were taken to a veterinarian for treatment and found to be healthy.
Kenward said that no animal neglect charges were filed because the animals appeared to be taken care of.
In early April, Bissing was charged with two counts of failure to provide sustenance for failure to feed more than a dozen goats and sheeps at her parents’ farm on Chaddock Road in Alexander. A sheep and a calf were dead and a necropsy done at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine determined the animals starved to death.
The remaining animals were treated and given to new owners.