A Cobb County mother and grandfather were arrested after a 6-year-old girl was found living in a filthy home without running water, according to police.
The child, whose name was not released, was placed in protective custody after she was found in the Favor Road home her family shared with 12 cats and two dogs, according to an arrest warrant obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. All of the animals were allowed to defecate inside the cluttered home, which had sagging floors and rodents in the ceiling, the warrant states.
Police were called to the Marietta-area home following a dispute between neighbors, but a look inside one home revealed the deplorable living conditions for one family.
Sarah Veazey, 38, Robert Veazey, 62, were arrested Sunday night and each charged with child cruelty in the first degree, Cobb County jail records show.
“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 30 days,” the arrest warrant states. “For bathroom facilities in the residence, there was a bucket being used and then emptied into the toilet so that the toilet is over flowing with feces.”