Deputies in Florida were called to a hotel for a report of animal abuse, what they found was far worse.
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey took to social media to tell the story of a 6-year-old child who was living in filth with caged and emaciated animals.
Ivey said animal enforcement officers were walking up the steps of the hotel and they could actually smell the ammonia coming out of the room from all the feces and urine was there.
Kristen Willoughby, who was inside the room with five cats and four dogs, five cats and four dogs, and a 6-year-old child.
“This woman shouldn’t be allowed to care for a pet rock, much less a 6-year-old child, 4 dogs, and 5 cats,” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey. “Thanks to a concerned citizen and a quick response by our Animal Enforcement Officers, the child and pets are all now safe from harm and recovering from the abuse!”
DCF was called to the scene to assist and Ivey was not happy with the results. “What a useless group that was. Zero, they did on this case. They didn’t even try to take the child from the mom and put it in the hands of the grandparents who were desperately trying to save this child’s life,” said Ivey.
“When you look at this, DCF needs to get their act together,” said Ivey.
“Thanks to some great investigative work by Agent Jennifer Straight and Circuit Judge David Koenig who recognized the impact of this case, Kristin Willoughby is now right where she belongs…sitting in a jail cell at the Brevard County Jail on a $60,000.00 Bond,” said Ivey.
As seen in the video, Ivey walks Willoughby into jail, reminding her of the $60,000 bond and telling her “Unfortunately, the cage you will be in is a little bit bigger.”
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