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Tue Oct 22, 2019, 08:13 AM

Police found 3 children living with 245 animals. Among them: Rats, sugar gliders and a hedgehog.

Source: Washington Post

By Lateshia Beachum
Oct. 21, 2019 at 4:45 p.m. EDT

Police in Edgewater, Fla., performed a wellness check on three minors on Sunday and discovered the children were living in squalor along with 245 animals.

Dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, and various other rodents and reptiles — including 60 adult rats with 23 babies — had been neglected and were dehydrated when authorities arrived. One guinea pig was dead on the scene. Three little girls called this place home.

Melissa Hamilton, 49; Gregg Nelson, 57; and Susan Nelson, 43, are facing charges of three counts of child abuse and 66 counts of animal cruelty, according to police.

According to the charging affidavit, Gregg Nelson was ready to end his relationship with his wife, Susan Nelson, and his live-in girlfriend, Hamilton. He wanted to take his three daughters with him, but his wife wouldn’t allow him. Gregg Nelson requested a wellness check, stating that the residence was uninhabitable for his children.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/10/21/police-found-children-living-with-animals-among-them-rats-sugar-gliders-hedgehog/



Florida, Florida, Florida. Feel so bad for the children and animals.

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Reply Police found 3 children living with 245 animals. Among them: Rats, sugar gliders and a hedgehog. (Original post)
Fla Dem Oct 22 OP
sinkingfeeling Oct 22 #1
the_sly_pig Oct 22 #2
LiberalLovinLug Oct 22 #3
Fla Dem Oct 22 #6
Lucky Luciano Oct 22 #11
LiberalLovinLug Oct 23 #12
dalton99a Oct 22 #4
Fla Dem Oct 22 #8
NurseJackie Oct 22 #10
LeftInTX Oct 22 #5
Fla Dem Oct 22 #7
Karadeniz Oct 22 #9

Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 08:56 AM

1. The video is sickening for animals and children.

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 10:38 AM

2. Snow and ice are cleansing.....

Just saying....

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 11:56 AM

3. I wish the children and animals all the best

But wait....he was living with his wife AND his girlfriend together in the same house? And then decided he wanted to leave BOTH of them? Gee, that must have been a happy household (sarcasm). Not only the squalor those kids had to live with but I couldn't have been very stable psychologically, with those kind of dynamics in relationships.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 01:34 PM

6. That's how I read it at first, but she may be a live-in GF in another house.

They may not necessarily be living in that terrible place. But yes, if they were all living there, it's amazing there were no homicides.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:27 PM

11. Clevon's house!

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 11:52 AM

12. Funny

But so close to reality its scary too

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 01:46 PM

8. Thanks for the video. So thankful the animals will be cared for.

The children as well. Sad and horrendous situation all the way around.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 04:54 PM

10. They are mentally ill... the photos made me so sad for the animals.

I hope they find good loving homes for them.

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 12:24 PM

5. People who have hoarding and serious housekeeping issues shouldn't have pets

I'm a horrible housekeeper (health problems), hubby has too much junk...no pets for us.

There are almost always animals involved in these situations...I don't know why...

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 01:41 PM

7. Animal hoarding is another whole psychological illness.

Animal Hoarding
A Complex Issue
Animal hoarding occurs when an individual is housing more animals than he or she can adequately care for. It is a complex issue that encompasses mental health, animal welfare and public safety concerns. Animal hoarding is defined by an inability to provide even minimal standards of nutrition, sanitation, shelter and veterinary care—often resulting in animal starvation, illness and death. In the majority of cases, animal hoarders believe they are helping their animals and deny this inability to provide minimum care.

https://www.aspca.org/animal-cruelty/animal-hoarding

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 02:17 PM

9. Thank goodness the father called!

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