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Two Malnourished Children Were Found Locked Together In A Dog Cage

A mother and father are facing child-endangerment charges after officials found two kids locked in a dog cage.

Texas sheriff says deputies responding to a domestic disturbance at a home discovered two young, malnourished children locked together in a dog cage while two others also were found malnourished.

Two malnourished kids found in dog cage. Image: KDFW-FOX4 NEWS

Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said deputies found the children, aged five and younger, Tuesday morning at a home near Rhome, about 20 miles (32 kilometres) northwest of Fort Worth.

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Akin says two were in a locked cage about three-by-three feet (0.9-by-0.9 meters) that was in an outbuilding. The two other children were in the home.

They were locked in 3-by-3-foot cages. Image: KDFW-FOX4 NEWS

He said there was plenty of food in the home but it was under lock and key.

The children were taken to a hospital for evaluation. The parents are facing child-endangerment charges.