Nightmare Discovered Inside Spring Hill Home, Authorities Remove Child, Seize Dozens of Animals
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SPRING HILL – A woman faces animal cruelty charges today, after investigators discovered two-dozen dogs and other animals living in deplorable conditions inside a home on Cobra Drive.
According to officials, Sheriff’s Deputies were called to 14120 Cobra Street on Monday, after a Department of Children and Families Investigator reported concerns over conditions inside the home. Upon arrival, deputies discovered 24 dogs, two cats, and two birds, living in filth.
Once inside the home, investigators found the floor to be covered with fecal matter and urine – so much that the odor could be detected from outside the home.
Upon further investigation, deputies found one dog in severe distress from back and paw injuries. The dog’s injury was so bad that the bones of his paw were exposed and had been bandaged with duct tape by the owner. A cat was found with a neck wound that was covered in puss. Both animals were also severely malnourished, according to officials.
All the animals were seized by Animal Services and a child was removed by DCF.
The homeowner, 44-year-old Jennie Card, told deputies that she could not afford to pay medical treatment for any of the animals.
Card was arrested and charged with two misdemeanor counts of Animal Cruelty. Her bond was set at $2,000; however, a judge reduced her bond to a total of $1,000 after a first appearance hearing this morning. Card has no prior criminal record.
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