Augusta mother accused of leaving 7-year-old home alone with dead dogs

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An Augusta mother has been accused of leaving her 7-year-old child home alone with 13 dogs, with at least two of them dead. Monquetta Daiele Holder, 28, is being held at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center after her child was found wandering the streets alone.

According to WtvmNews, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office found the child  walking down the street crying. She told police her mother told her not to leave the house or answer the door and had been left with only chips and candy to eat. The child said she left her home to find her brother.

Holder arrived home with her son before deputies arrived. When the Division of Family and Children Services arrived at the home to observe the conditions the children were living, 13 dogs including two dead ones were found. The floors were full of urine and feces. Holder claimed the dogs did not belong to her, and therefore she was not responsible for their care or cleaning up after them. Nine other dogs ranging from puppies to adults were dehydrated and starving.

The children have been removed from the home. Holder’s sister, Treanna Holder, stated the dogs belonged to her. She has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty. The children’s mother has been charged with two counts of second degree cruelty to children and aggravated animal cruelty.

The home has since been condemned and the smell listed as “unbearable.”

(Photo of mom of 7-year-old neglected child screenshot via sheriff’s office)

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11 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    These are people that should be in a special place for imbeciles who can’t think that what they are doing is not normal behavior.Multiply these cretins times 100’s more, and that is what our country is coming to. People/families on welfare for the rest of their lives as well as their children and we are all paying for this.Our politicians do nothing but try to add more illegals into this country for potential votes without any concern to the problems we already have.

  2. Larry says:

    People like these should not be allowed to “breed” (produce children) who suffer unimaginable neglect and abuse or be anywhere near animals of any kind. These two women should be “euthanized,” humanely or otherwise.

    • Alicia says:

      I couldn’t agree more! I couldn’t ever even imagine leaving MY seven year old at home by herself. I’m too protective for that! These women obviously don’t have a care in the world. Smh so pathetic!!

  3. pennysdachshunds says:

    To this Group of Ethnic (THEIR LIVES & THE SMACK & ICE the SNORT CONTINOUSLY) is all that matters!!! No other Race is worth their own salt according to this group of Ethnic animal abusers, child neglector’s … Just don’t forget my welfare, and Food Stamps … Holy Cow !!! I need the money for my “cigs” and fun… food for my kids… Naw … my 13 dogs … WTF !!! only a couple actually died… THE CIRCLE GOES ON & ON Hell the REST of US Working Class Scum OWE THEM!!!


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