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Nightmare Discovered Inside Spring Hill Home, Authorities Remove Child, Seize Dozens of Animals


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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  • Im sorry I had 1 more thing…so having a closer look at the picture of that poor animals paw…what kind of wound is that? It almost looks like its toes were chopped off or something, honestly i wouldnt put it past this sick b**ch! ..I REALLY hope karma visits her real soon 😠

    Friday, 22 September 2017, 11:25 pm
  • Ok..first off..i see ppl are playing the “she has a mental illness ” card a little to much! She cant be that ill if she’s allowed to keep her kid! This POS doesn’t even have common sense!! There is NO EXCUSE to treat those animals like that!! If you cant afford the animals STOP F***ING GETTING MORE !! …24?..not even a rich person can afford Yes its bad too that a child was also living in those conditions BUT there were no reports of the childs bones being exposed and covered up with ductape . People who treat animals like this make me sick! They deserve the same treatment! Lets try that..lets make ppl fight to the death..and chain them up outside and beat them..let their wounds go untreated..or better yet, line them up so I can beat the s**t outta them 1 by 1. Animals are for loving ..NOTHING ELSE.. Cant afford em? Dont get em! Cant treat them good? Dont get em! And holy sh*t i cant believe shes gettin off that easy.! Really? Her child needs to be taken away and her disgusting a** needs to be locked up!

    Friday, 22 September 2017, 10:41 pm
  • I know people love animals but can you imagine a child living in that filth and with 24 dogs, 2 cats and a bird. My co Vern is for the child and the animals who must be do sick. How does something like this go on in society and none know anything about it. Hope the child and animals will be placed with people who know how to care for a child and animals.

    Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:07 pm
  • Such a shame that everyone is forgetting there was a child there. Shame on most of you. Animal cruelty is such a horrid crime however worse when it comes to a child. This woman may need help but all in all absolutely disgusting. Where the hell is her family? Are you seriously telling me that no one noticed this at all? I mean really how could this go unnoticed for so long as this did not just happen overnight? She needs help but not before that child and those animals do. Again shame on all who just care about the animals and not that poor defenseless helpless child.

    Thursday, 21 September 2017, 12:57 pm
  • Looks like her sorry azz wasn’t missing any meals! Hey Bethy, this one qualifies!

    Thursday, 21 September 2017, 12:15 pm
  • This entire artical and the vial comments says alot about the people in this community..cruel.disgusting. RNRF is a good news source but the comment section is wrong…entertainment off peoples heartache and tragedy is wrong.

    Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 2:14 pm
    • People are nasty

      Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 11:48 pm
    • I disagree..i think the comment section is a good way for ppl to express what they’re feeling and voice their opinion on matters that pertain to where they live. I will however say that the people who just come on here to spew hatred for anyone and anything should find something better to do with there time. But, harsh words are produced by harsh actions..therefore the ones the post are about ( the subject matter) is whats vial in this community my friend.

      Friday, 22 September 2017, 11:36 pm
  • I wonder where people get that she has mental disorders….do you know them? Does it say in the article? Probably just another scumbag claiming shes not quite right

    Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 12:24 pm
  • I found it really disturbing that nobody wanted to even find out how the child was doing now it’s absolutely inhumane for anybody to live in that filth I imagine if the animals were in that condition that’s a child and their condition wasn’t much better I don’t know what to say other than I hope that the child gets the help that they need I hope that those animals are put up for foster care and that people take care of them and I hope this woman seeks the medical help that she obviously needs

    Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 12:02 pm
  • What am I missing? It says DCF was out there BUT it DOES NOT say a child was removed,or she was charged with child endangerment! She obviously has MAJOR issues with living withb2 dozen dogs and slipping n sliding in crap day n night, and I can’t imagine the smell!! Most comments speak of the kids, I must be missing something!

    Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 11:15 am
    • Yes Jeff it does state DCF removed the child from the home

      Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 2:38 pm
      • I just reread it i see it in the header, I don’t see anything about the kids in the restg of the article, either way this is disgusting!! I can’t imagine the stench that was inbedded in her clothes,and standing in line next to her in a store…PEEEE UUUUUUU

        Thursday, 21 September 2017, 3:50 pm
  • you are a disgusting human

    Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 9:23 am
  • This are questions—Did DCF see that house and only report “concerns” to the Sheriff? Was this the first time DCF was there? If not, were there any prior reports? Why wasn’t she charged with child abuse or was this not considered dangerous to the kids. How could someone live like this with children and all those animals and no one know— relatives, kid’s playmates, friends or neighbors?

    Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 7:41 am
  • If you’ve never dealt with any mental disorders, or had someone close to you deal with it then please leave the nasty comments to yourself. The child went to the authorities trying to get help for her mother who obviously is dealing with some mental issues and needs help, it’s awful that this poor girls life is now being exploited to the public after trying to fix her and her family’s life. I pray that the family and animals will be able to all get the help they did and be able to live at peace again.

    Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 2:41 am
  • Wow really lower her bond that’s ridiculous…she had over 2 dozen animals n she neglected every single one of them and what about her kid .. To live in a house with feces from wall to wall n splattered all over the floor disgust me…she obviously looks like she neglects herself..imagine sitting in a cell with her oh hell…she needs help…those poor animals..but really lower her bond what makes her special

    Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 12:14 am
    • The judge probably doesn’t realize it but lowering her bond didn’t help her one bit. Number one she doesn’t have a thousand dollars, so she would need a bail bondsman. When she was arrested her bond was $1000. on each charge that would cost her $200 for a bondsman. The judge reduced the bonds to $500 on each charge which will also cost her $200 for a bonds man. There is a minimum fee of $100 for any bond under $1000, then 10% above $1000. So she would have to pay $200 to get out of jail.

      Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 5:15 pm
  • There is No Reason for that house being so deplorable . .that poor dog ..what can I say SMH!! AND TO THINKING THERE WAS CHILDREN LIVING UNDER THESE CONDITIONS …AND I bet she gets help from the state!!

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 11:26 pm
  • Everyone needs help. But the issue here should first be the child, then the animals. Can you imagine what this child has gone through. Come on people. The comments about calling names, Sparticus you are so right. It is those kinda bullies that make it hard on others. But not stopping to that level. It is sad that the laws are the way they are, and yes she will likely get out on bond, why a less of one ??. But yet people with less of a crime will do more time. This is when things don’t add up.

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 11:20 pm
  • I noticed that all the comments above are more concerned with the animals than with a human child. It appears their brains have “gone to the dogs”. The woman obviously has loose screws otherwise she wouldn’t have 24 dogs in her home and she and her child wouldn’t be living in that deplorable, filthy condition. Thank God, the child was removed from this sick situation.

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 11:19 pm
  • I can understand not being able ti afford pets, but to deliberately letting them suffer, that I don’t get. Stop getting yhem or placecthem with someone who can give them thecproper care and love that they deserve. Take them to the shelter before they suffer. You know full well what you can and cant afford. Now, why live in filthy conditions? If you can’t keep up with an excessive amount of pets in your home then of course you would be overwhelmed with the mess, eliminate the situation by not taking so many animals in. The living conditions are deplorable and if you cannot afford soap and a mop you can use hot water and rags or better yet clean up as accidents happen. there’s no excuse for these living conditions. I don’t care how poor you are, I’m sure there are poor people that are clean. It sounds like a physiological situation. Like horders. Depression perhaps? That can consume you. Glad the system intervened. The poor one deserves living thisxway. So very sad.

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 10:56 pm
  • So glad DCF was able to get something done! I used to report abused, malnourished dogs and their reply was “they will forward my tip to the associated agency but it does not constitute a police report”. How is animal cruelty not a crime?

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 10:31 pm
  • Hoarding is a mental illness. She is sick & someone in her life should have picked up on these horrible conditions before this. The child & animals are now safe, but what damage has already been done?

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 9:59 pm
  • Was this Stacy Daniels on Fairview Rd?

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 9:55 pm
  • If they would quit burning all the woods and stop taking there homes from them they would not be over by the school .every time they burn they run the animals out .where the hell should they go . Answer stop burning .let the animals live like they should wild and free.

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 9:49 pm
    • Pretty sure you commented on the wrong article. LMMFAO!

      Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 6:53 am
  • No info about how the child was????

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 9:47 pm
  • she’ll be outta jail in a few days just like people with 3 dui.

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 9:08 pm
  • Shoot that c….how sad …if lock her up forever

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 8:46 pm
  • Was she too poor to clean also?

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 7:45 pm
  • Fat ugly deplorable POS!

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 7:01 pm
    • hey Patrick or should i just say prick! this lady has a mental defect why dont you leave her personal appearance out of it. she has enough issues, and we dont make fun of your personal defects that i will not mention in this public forum

      Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 8:39 pm
      • how dare you call patrick such a name. maybe patrick has a mental issue causing him to say such a thing and you are trying to school him on being kind and not using rude names by not being kind and using a rude smh. hypocrite much? It is absolutely possible but its ever so interesting in this pc world we live in that no child never does anything wrong, no adult can do bad. its always a mental issue and every one that does anything that causes harm just needs a big hug. taking personal responsibility is a thing of the past and frowned upon.

        Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 9:11 pm
        • there are many things that deserve a good smack in the face and i agree to much is blame on mental defect i think this is one of those occasions where it applies

          Thursday, 21 September 2017, 8:59 pm
  • This story is sick in so many ways. That poor dog who had his paws duct-taped and the condition of the rest of its’ body. How can you get so many animals knowing that you cannot take care of them. If you have one or two dogs and can’t pay for vet care, then you don’t get anymore. There is no excuse for urine and feces all over the house. A broom costs a dollar at the Dollar Store, but I bet she doesn’t know how to use it. I am glad that in this case that DCF recognized the dangers and the child was removed. I know what will happen in this case…she probably won’t have to pay any fines because after all it she doesn’t have money to take care of the pets that she has, she surely doesn’t have any money for fines. I also know that this story will end with saying that she is Mentally Ill and that will be that. I really don’t know if she should be “cursed out”, because, let’s face it, she has to have a sick mind to live like she was living. Maybe she can get the mental health that she needs and that she will be forbidden to have any pets for many years to come.

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 6:52 pm
  • I guess living in that filth is OK for the child but not the animals?

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 5:50 pm

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 5:34 pm
  • OMG!! This woman needs help in the worst way.. Those poor animals. How could anyone let them get in this condition. All that Filth. I am so glad the poor child was taken from that unhealthy home.

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 5:34 pm
  • praying that all the animals heal – as for her, ROT IN HELL YOU FAT UGLY *****.

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 5:25 pm
  • dam dirt bag hang her, what the hell is she doing with all those animals if you cant afford to take proper care and that means food, vet visit, medical attention when needed then dont get animals smh makes me sick she deserves to go to jail

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 5:25 pm

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