Animals seized from Hernando home without running water

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Deputies with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office say they seized dogs, cats, and birds from a home in Hernando County. 

They said the home did not have running water and the home was not sanitary. 

Deputies went to 14120 Cobra Drive in Spring Hill, in reference to a Department of Children and Families request for assistance.

Deputies said the home was dirty and they could smell urine from outside. The home also did not have running water.

Deputies talked to the homeowner, Jennie Card, who said she had a lot of dogs and that two might try to bite deputies if they went inside. When they got inside, the floor was completely covered in feces and urine.

Deputies called the Animal Enforcement Unit which seized 24 dogs from the property. They also took two cats and two birds.

Animal Enforcement officers said one dog was in severe distress with an injured paw. They said its bones on the paw were exposed and had been bandaged using duct tape. The dog was also extremely malnourished.

The cat had wound on its neck that was covered in puss and it was malnourished and emitting a foul odor from its wound.

A child was removed from the property by the DCF.

Card told deputies while she was the primary caregiver for all of the animals she could not afford to pay for medical treatment for any of animals. She was arrested on two counts of Animal Cruelty. Her bond was set at $2,000.