CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Dozens of animals had been taken from the home of two mother and father dealing with costs in the loss of life of their 14-year-old daughter in South Carolina, investigators stated.
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office stated greater than 40 animals had been seized from the home of David and Bobbie Jo Baynard. Many of the animals, deputies stated, added to what they described as unfit residing situations.
Sheriff Steve Mueller stated the home was found in “deplorable condition” after the teenager with disabilities and different well being situations was pronounced dead from neglect. Deputies consider these situations contributed to the loss of life of the Baynards’ 14-year-old daughter on April 11.
Over the weekend, the sheriff’s workplace stated they executed a second search warrant, discovering dozens of cats and canines.
“In the home, the dogs contributed to the deplorable conditions. A lot of feces in the home, both from the cats and the dogs; urine, which created a huge ammonia-type smell,” stated Sheriff Mueller.
According to the sheriff’s workplace, many of the animals had been taken to the shelter, whereas others had been taken on to a veterinarian to be handled.
The sheriff’s workplace stated the situation of the home was unsuitable for any grownup, not to mention a 14-year-old lady.
“How can a parent allow a child to lay in feces and urine? Their own feces and urine, and dog feces and cat feces and just simply not take care of them,” stated Mueller. “Here’s a 14-year-old girl that is helpless and couldn’t help herself. She was dependent on her parents to provide her care and they just simply let her down.”
David and Bobbie Jo Baynard are being held on the Cherokee County Detention Center with out bond. Deputies anticipate extra costs to be filed towards them at a later date.
According to the Cherokee County (*40*) Shelter, the Humane Society is helping them with the animals. An worker stated as quickly because the animals are wholesome, they are going to be put up for adoption.
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