Man arrested in Hogansville for elder abuse, animal neglect; 20+ dogs seized from home

HOGANSVILLE, GA (WTVM) - A man was arrested following a welfare check at a residence by Hogansville police Thursday.

Bobby McCoy, 27, is charged with elder abuse and animal neglect after more than 20 dogs were seized from a home and dangerous conditions were discovered at the home in the 200 block of Church Street.

The welfare check was requested by Adult Protective Services.

Police arrived at the home at around 10 a.m. and observed unsanitary conditions inside. Police immediately contacted Hogansville Code Enforcement to further investigate. A large amount of dog feces, derelict and dangerous building conditions, and signs of rodent infestation were found inside the home.

McCoy's 80-year-old grandmother who was in the residence was transported by ambulance to West Georgia Medical Center for evaluation.

McCoy was taken to the Troup County Detention Center in LaGrange.

According to the Hogansville police, personnel entering the residence had to wear air tanks, respirators, and other protective equipment due to the intense odor and unsanitary conditions. Due to the unsafe conditions, the search for several dogs was abandoned.

Two of the dogs were euthanized because of their deteriorating health.

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