Children found in home with feet ‘caked’ in dog feces

PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been charged after authorities say she kept her two children and 24 Chihuahuas in a home filled with dog feces, trash and bugs.

News outlets report that 52-year-old Tamara Daniels is facing a charge of child neglect with great bodily harm after Brevard County deputies inspected her Port St. John home Sunday night upon noticing its condition and foul smell while on another call.

Investigators say the children, who weren’t enrolled in school, had dog feces “caked” to the bottom of their bare feet.

The Department of Children and Families has removed the two children from the home. Daniels’ 24 dogs are now in the custody of the SPCA of Brevard, which plans to put them up for adoption.

It’s unclear whether Daniels has an attorney. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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