It wasn't just dirty--the officers had to wear special suits when they went in house--with masks so that they could breathe. Then they had to dispose of their uniforms because the smell was so bad. I know you can't believe everything you read. Which means just because the article states kids were dirty but in good health--doesn't mean that is true. They hadn't been evaluated by a doctor yet. Television interview by dogwarden tells it all--this is one of the worst cases he has ever seen. He was in the house--he would know.
October 29, 2009 at 10:14 a.m.
I'm Guessing if dogs died on the way to the pound that others probably died beforehand. The ones that were there were BARELY alive. A pet that dies is one thing---starving neglected dogs are another. That's not normal. I'm wondering if kids had ever been seen by doctor--since they were covered in bug bites--I KNOW it's none of my business! I get what your saying--it probably wouldn't be all over the news if this happened in Youngstown. But I don't care where it happened--just that it DID. Animals and children were involved--both are innocent victims. I'm not in denial about Canfield--I know of drug raids in homes near the Green--Dairy Queen has alleged child porn guy running it--prostitution in motels and on and on. It's bad everywhere.
October 29, 2009 at 10:03 a.m.
I want to know if the grandmother lived with them, if they ever actually put trash out and if those kids have ever been to a pediatrician. GOD only knows what the kids saw in that house. The psychological damage is unimaginable. How many dogs already died there -that no one knows about? Did the kids see dead animals around? There is something very evil going on in that house. If I child is covered up from head to toe at all times--what is hidden under those clothes? Signs of abuse? The story so far is horrific--imagine what went on that no one knows about yet.
October 29, 2009 at 7:25 a.m.
So last week was the first time anyone actually SAW the dogs? It was painfully OBVIOUS that they were neglected. So the neighbors never saw them before?
October 29, 2009 at 6:55 a.m.
This is why things like this go unnoticed and unreported. Everyone is worried about their own agenda--no one can stay focused long enough to help anyone but themselves.
October 28, 2009 at 4:30 p.m.
If the neighbors had reported it--what took so long for someone to do something?? Did you see the little white dog the Dog Warden found in the back yard while cameras were rolling? That dog was barely alive--that didn't happen overnight. So either the neighbors waited too long or the authoritiies did. How hard is it to make a phone call? These people are monsters.
October 28, 2009 at 2:20 p.m.
This is heartbreaking. I can hardly breath just thinking about what those animals and children went through. Where did these people get all these animals? I mean if you can't take care of one why would you bring 10 more home? I wonder how many already died there--and what they did with their bodies. God only knows. The neighbors had to have seen something at some point--if a person driving by noticed how bad the dogs looked--surely the neighbors did. There is no excuse for anyone not reporting animal cruelty. PERIOD!!! May those poor animals rest in peace. We can't be so self absorbed that we don't notice something so horrific right next door!!!!!
October 28, 2009 at 2:06 p.m.