A Hogansville man allegedly left his 80-year-old grandmother in an unsanitary home.
Photo: Hogansville Police Department
Photo: Hogansville Police Department

Cops: Georgia man left grandmother in unsafe, unsanitary home with over 20 dogs

A Hogansville man allegedly left his 80-year-old grandmother in an unsafe, unsanitary home with more than 20 dogs, authorities said Friday.

Bobby McCoy, 27, was charged with elder abuse and animal neglect after Hogansville police responded to his home in the 200 block of Church Street to discover the “derelict” conditions of the building, police said in a Facebook post.

More than 20 dogs were seized from the home. (Credit: Hogansville Police Department)

Officers initially visited the residence Thursday morning after Adult Protective Services performed a wellness check, the post said. Hogansville Code Enforcement was called in once officers observed the unsanitary conditions.

A large amount of dog feces, dangerous building conditions and signs of potential rodent infestation were observed at the home, the post said. More than 20 dogs were seized on the property.

Officers had to wear protective gear to enter the home. (Credit: Hogansville Police Department)

Personnel entering the building had to wear air tanks, respirators and other protective equipment due to the intense odor and unsanitary conditions, the post said. Two of the seized dogs have to be euthanized because of their health.

McCoy’s grandmother was transported by ambulance to West Georgia Medical Center, the post said.

The home was considered unsafe and unsanitary enough that the grandmother was immediately taken by ambulance to an area hospital. (Credit: Hogansville Police Department)

McCoy is at the Troup County Detention Center in LaGrange.

An investigation is ongoing.

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