Authorities in Georgia have rescued a 6-year-old child from a house of filth. Sarah Veazey, 38, and her father Robert Veazey, 62, lived in a house with twelve cats and two dogs with no running water. In addition there was rodent infestation in the ceiling of the home. The family would urinate and defecate in a bucket and then dump the waste in the toilet. But because there was no running water, the feces and urine overflowed and accumulated.
The animals ran free in the yard and were allowed to defecate all over the property and the neighbor’s yard. This resulted in a dispute in which police were called to the home. When police saw the 6-year-old child and the animals, and when the smell hit their noses, they investigated further. They wrote in their arrest warrant, “There is no running water in the residence so that the bathroom facilities are not in working condition and have been that way for more than thirty days.” The police arrested the mother and the grandfather and they were charged with felony child cruelty in the
first-degree and are being held on a $10,000 bond.