Animals Found in Filth Removed from Home
Update 10/4) Statement From Attorney William W. Jones IV :
A Former Homeowner and animal lover is appalled at the travesty that occurred in her previous home in midtown. William W. Jones IV, Attorney for Camille W. Stanley, issued a statement today regarding the recent incident. “Mrs. Stanley is a current client of my firm and during the Course of her bankruptcy earlier this year, she surrendered the home located at 835 Stonewall. Mrs. Stanley had not been inside the property since March of 2012. She has been living in an apartment complex for some 8 months, and relocated to Minnesota in September. Mrs. Stanley was not aware that the residence was overrun with animals and is appalled that the bank didn’t take sufficient measures to secure the premises. Upon filing her petition for protection under the bankruptcy act, Mrs. Stanley promptly moved from the residence and mailed the keys back to her lender, HFC. When she departed the residence, to her knowledge no animals were in or on the premises.”
In the Course of a chapter 7 bankruptcy, an individual has an option to either surrender or re-affirm a piece of real estate. If a party chooses to surrender the property, they generally vacate and the lender then must go through the formality of instituting foreclosure proceedings to clear up title. The problem occurs when lenders have such a backlog of properties that they fail clear up title or secure the property. For Further comment, Please Contact Mr. Jones at 901-246-4848.
(Memphis) The owner of a Memphis home could soon face animal abuse charges.
City crews removed animals from inside the house at 835 Stonewall.
Some of the animals were dead, but others were alive and living in piles of trash and filthy furniture.
It didn’t take long for neighbors to figure out something was wrong inside the home.
“You could smell the smell. I was nosy. I peaked inside and I saw a lot of dead animals and a lot of trash. Everything she didn’t throw away, she just threw on the ground,” says Brittney Jackson.
Money problems forced the owner to give up the house, but the door was left open allowing animals to get inside.
Neighbors say they don’t know how long the animals had been inside the house.
They are just thankful the place is getting cleaned up.
“It’s crazy. I mean, who would want to stay in the house with dead animals everywhere. It’s crazy, ” Jackson said.
The owner had more than dogs and cats living inside.
Neighbors say they even saw raccoons going in and out the front door.