Inside filthy house where starving cats resorted to cannibalism

Filthy home with decomposing cats
Damien Beales and Robert High have been each arrested (Picture: Liverpool Echo)

Two males left their dwelling in such horrific situations their starving resorted to cannibalism.

Damien Beales, 21, and Robert High, 22, have been arrested after the our bodies of 5 decomposing and half-eaten cats have been found contained in the filthy house.

It is believed up to 10 different cats had been left so hungry, they’d resorted to consuming the carcasses to survive.

Other stunning photographs from contained in the Stoneycroft property, on Northgate Road, revealed piles of garbage and faeces all around the ground.

Beales and High had reportedly moved out within the days prior, and their landlord was so shocked by the state of the house he known as Merseyside Police on May 1.

Damien Beales and Robert High's Stoneycroft home was in such a bad condition that their landlord called police
The landlord had known as the police when he noticed the property (Picture: Liverpool Echo)

The house was mentioned to scent like ‘faecal matter, cat urine, ammonia and decomposing animal carcasses’.

Inspector Claire Fisher visited the disgusting property and was advised the pair had taken the surviving cats with them to a brand new dwelling.

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She grew to become involved for the animals’ welfare and the boys have been rapidly positioned at one other property in Reading Street, Kirkdale.



The males have been discovered to have 10 cats with them, a lot of which Inspector Fisher deemed to be underweight.

She seized the cats below the Animal Welfare Act and so they have been taken for a veterinary examination, earlier than being handed over the RSPCA.

Damien Beales and Robert High's Stoneycroft home was in such a bad condition that their landlord called police
The pair have now been banned from preserving pets (Picture: Liverpool Echo)

According to the vet, eight of the 10 cats have been underweight, however have since returned to regular measurement.

At Liverpool Magistrates Court, Inspector FIsher mentioned in her witness assertion: ‘There was a really robust scent inside the premises, one among faecal matter, cat urine, ammonia, decomposed animal carcasses and normal filth.

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‘Given the combination of general conditions and having now seen the carcasses of a number of cats on the living room floor, it was disturbing to consider that the men would have been stepping over or around the carcasses of these cats, as they sat on the sofas daily.’

Beales and High, who now reside in James Street, Barrow-in-Furness, pleaded responsible to failing to meet the wants of the animals for which they have been accountable.

In mitigation, the courtroom heard the pair each battle with psychological well being points.

Damien Beales and Robert High's Stoneycroft home was in such a bad condition that their landlord called police
Police mentioned the house felt like faecal matter, cat urine and ammonia (Picture: Liverpool Echo)

They have been each handed a 16-week jail sentence, suspended for 12 months.

The pair have been additionally ordered to pay £500 prices,  a £115 sufferer surcharge, and are additionally banned from preserving animals for all times.



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