MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - A Macon man is facing animal cruelty charges after investigators found malnourished and injured animals at his home.
Investigators do not have an exact number, but believe there could be close to one hundred animals at the home off Walden Road.
41NBC was the only camera rolling as equine inspectors from the Georgia Department of Agriculture took three donkeys and a horse from the home. Dozens of chickens, goats, dogs, cats, turkeys, donkeys, and rabbits covered the property.
Investigators say they found them living in bad conditions with no food and dirty water. Deputies arrested Raymond Carlisle on Wednesday and charged him two counts of animal cruelty.
"How could somebody do something like that to an animal? I don't understand it," Linda Perry said.
Perry owns the property next door. She says the animals have caused problems in the neighborhood.
"We hear the donkeys all day long. Got couple of guineas running around our parking lot all day long," Perry said.
Georgia State Trooper Keith Wilson was first on the scene after a driver flagged him and down and told him about the possible abuse case.
"The water was insufficient, dirty mosquitoes in it," Wilson said. "The mare had a broke back right foot, it was not moving around to good on that and blood was coming out of it. it's a sad, sad sight."
Inspectors checked him out, but the horse had to be put down. Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare and the Bibb County District Attorney's Office are investigating. ADA Sara Roberts says she has never seen anything like this before. She doesn't know why Carlisle had so many animals, but he told investigators he sells them.
"I don't know if it was necessarily hoarding or something that may have gotten out of hand," Roberts said. "He may have just started with a few dogs and just keep on, keep on, keep on thinking he was helping out."
Now the task ahead is to rescue the remaining animals.
Roberts says Carlisle has agreed to voluntarily surrender most of the cats and dogs. No word on the farm animals
To give you an idea of the alleged animal cruelty, Roberts tells 41NBC one of the dogs found suffered from ear mites, intestinal parasites, and his ribs and spine were visible.
The three donkeys and horse that were rescued Thursday were sent to an impound facility.
UPDATE: Carlisle was released from the Bibb County jail Thursday night on a $18,295 bond.