Augusta Home Condemned After Dozens of Animals Found Inside

A ghastly scene in northern Augusta County sent animal control officers in to rescue dozens of animals. Full Story
not written well

Troutville, VA

#1 Jul 19, 2013
the way this story is written has no compassion
AshreeVD

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jul 19, 2013
Hell, once the health care provider saw the conditions she should have called the police. Not just after she got sick. Dirty living conditions aren't necessarily a crime, but animal abuse sure is. Those poor animals. :/
Just wondering

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jul 19, 2013
Okay, she had home health why did it take one of them getting sick before something was done, if they have been caring for her for awhile they are just as guilty as she because they should have called someone a lot sooner, makes no sense.
Whoa Stop the Clock

Waynesboro, VA

#4 Jul 19, 2013
Jail for life!
Perwilinder

Blacksburg, VA

#5 Jul 19, 2013
Just wondering wrote:
Okay, she had home health why did it take one of them getting sick before something was done, if they have been caring for her for awhile they are just as guilty as she because they should have called someone a lot sooner, makes no sense.
My thoughts exactly. I f this home health care worker's main objective is the care of this woman then wouldn't these living conditions had been a concern? If matters were bad enough to cause a seemingly healthy hospice nurse to get ill what was the result on the elderly woman? I understand a possible dilemma of not wanting to take action that could possibly result in this woman losing her pets but perhaps this nurse could've assisted in way of asking ASPCA for volunteers to help clean up or something to help find a suitable solution for all parties involved.
Helen Hevener

Staunton, VA

#6 Jul 19, 2013
That woman had home health care- and yet nobody reported the situation until someone became ill. I dont understand it. Wouldnt Home Health Care's first objective to have a clean place for the woman to stay. And the situation did not happen over nite- it had to have been going on for a while!! But the story didnt even tell what happened to the old lady - did they take her someone else to stay or did they leave her that in that awful - stinky dirty house??? Home Health Care needs to be gotten on about that- they should have reported it weeks or months ago!!!
Who Knows

Lyndhurst, VA

#7 Jul 19, 2013
"Vets on the scene said the animals are not in that bad of shape, and they think they will be able to save most of them and send them to good homes."

"Police say most if not all of the animals will have to be put down because they're beyond help,"

Police say they will have to be put down, vets say they are healthy?

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#8 Jul 19, 2013
Some of you have asked questions that were answered in the video. She won't be charged due to mental illness, and she was taken to a mental health facility.
nosy nancy

Marshall, VA

#9 Jul 19, 2013
Who Knows wrote:
"Vets on the scene said the animals are not in that bad of shape, and they think they will be able to save most of them and send them to good homes."
"Police say most if not all of the animals will have to be put down because they're beyond help,"
Police say they will have to be put down, vets say they are healthy?
Police prefer to kill not save!
wwtjdo

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Jul 19, 2013
Whenever, I read stories on animals being neglected, injured, tortured, etc. it just breaks my heart. I'm sorry no one got there a lot sooner. Maybe, the person did take care of them until their mental capacity deteriorated to this point. Is there really any hope for mankind?
nurse22

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Jul 20, 2013
In situations like this I wonder do the people living like this have no children, family, or friends to report this abuse? I urge neighbors or whoever to report such conditions to the proper authorities. Unfortunately, sometimes we must get involved even if we dont want to. Think of the poor animals living in such conditions and maybe you will be more inclined to call the health department or SPCA.
Who Knows

Lyndhurst, VA

#12 Jul 20, 2013
Donnie Wayne wrote:
Some of you have asked questions that were answered in the video. She won't be charged due to mental illness, and she was taken to a mental health facility.
Hoarding is considered a mental illness.
Earlysville

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Jul 20, 2013
nosy nancy wrote:
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Police prefer to kill not save!
Nosy Nancy your comment doesn't sound very intelligent.
mary

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Jul 21, 2013
Helen Hevener wrote:
That woman had home health care- and yet nobody reported the situation until someone became ill. I dont understand it. Wouldnt Home Health Care's first objective to have a clean place for the woman to stay. And the situation did not happen over nite- it had to have been going on for a while!! But the story didnt even tell what happened to the old lady - did they take her someone else to stay or did they leave her that in that awful - stinky dirty house??? Home Health Care needs to be gotten on about that- they should have reported it weeks or months ago!!!
She was taken to a health care facility,,,it stated that in the article

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