CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Dozens of animals have been taken from the home of two parents going through expenses in the death of their 14-year-old daughter in South Carolina, investigators mentioned.
(*40*) Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office mentioned greater than 40 animals have been seized from the home of David and Bobbie Jo Baynard. Many of the animals, deputies mentioned, added to what they described as unfit residing circumstances.
Sheriff Steve Mueller mentioned the home was discovered in “deplorable condition” after the teenager with disabilities and different well being circumstances was pronounced useless from neglect. Deputies imagine these circumstances contributed to the death of the Baynards’ 14-year-old daughter on April 11.
Over the weekend, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned 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,” mentioned Sheriff Mueller.
According to the sheriff’s workplace, many of the animals have been taken to the shelter, whereas others have been taken on to a veterinarian to be handled.
(*40*) sheriff’s workplace mentioned the situation of the home was unsuitable for any grownup, not to mention a 14-year-old woman.
“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,” mentioned 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 expenses to be filed in opposition to them at a later date.
According to the Cherokee County Animal Shelter, the Humane Society is aiding them with the animals. An worker mentioned as quickly because the animals are wholesome, they are going to be put up for adoption.