UPDATED: Mom Released From Jail After Authorities Find Filthy Home

The mother charged with neglect of her kids after authorities say they were found living in filthy conditions, if out of jail.

20 year old Rachel Ceaser, who was taken away in handcuffs Thursday after her two toddlers were taken away by the department of social services and dogs by animal control, was released on four thousand dollars bond.

The deplorable living conditions were discovered when a woman who put puppies up for adoption went to check on her dogs after she was told they had died.

Animal Control is still investigating for animal cruelty charges

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An Onslow County mother was taken away in handcuffs Thursday after authorities found her two toddlers living in dog feces and trash.

Deputies say Rachel Ceaser was going to be charged with child neglect. Earlier the 20-year-old woman's two children were taken away by the Department of Social Services.

Seven dogs, a hamster and other family pets were taken from the Hunting Green Drive home Friday afternoon by animal control officers.

A local animal rescue group say it alerted authorities after two foster puppies died in the home because of the heat. They say Ceaser told them the electricity had been turned off in the home.

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  • by Grandma Location: Maryland on Jul 11, 2009 at 01:19 PM
    Rachel is just Nasty!!
  • by Grandmother Location: Maryland on Jul 11, 2009 at 12:59 PM
    ss & Police were there prior to this incident, because the 2 yr old ran across the street in the nude & was outside at least 10 minutes b4 the Mother knew about it, yes the same 2 yr old that ss took from the mom the 1st 3 months of her life..
  • by disgusted Location: Maple Hill, NC on Jul 10, 2009 at 05:28 AM
    This is to T from baltimore. First off how do you know that it was in the garage if you are located in a different state? There is no way that you could know what is going on. Also, I have seen pictures and it is VERY apparent that the fecies and filth was indeed in the house. You can see carpet, a toddler bed flipped over with the mattress on the floor, and you can see toys, boxes and baby clothes everywhere, so I seriously doubt that is a garage. In all that mess, the fecal matter is VERY easily seen all over the floor and even the walls. I mean, do you really think that she would have been arrested and had the children put in a foster home if she wasn't guilty of anything?? Come on!!!! Get a clue. And I am sorry, but for those of us who love children and are animal lovers as well, we are going to stand up for those who cannot defend themselves. This woman should be ashamed of herself and the husband should be charged as well IMO. And Angel, I agree with you 110%
  • by Angel Location: Jacksonville on Jul 9, 2009 at 06:59 AM
    The pics obviously show it was not contained only in the garage. It is absolutely disgusting that she lived like that and had her children living like that. No one owes that woman an apology..She owes one to those children for not taking care of them properly. She should be ashamed of herself. and so should you T from baltimore..Obviously you are a friend or relative and will defend her. Your from baltimore though. What do you know of the condition here in Jacksonville. And so what the news said toddler when one hasn't walked.. Ooh small mistake compared to the big one this disgusting person had made. And we're a military family too. I understand the father just came back from deployment but one walk into that home should have meant a couple of more steps to grab the children and walk right back out. It's absolutely dispicable & if anyone believes this woman should have any mercy must be living the same lifestyle & doesn't want to be a hypocrite. So NO T, I will not keep my mouth shut!
  • by t Location: baltimore, md on Jul 8, 2009 at 09:11 AM
    I wish that people who dont know all the facts would keep there mouths shut. You do not know the whole truth and not all of what is in the media is the truth. For some one to rip two innocent children away from a loving mother and father because of two stupid puppies that were being bottle fed and probably would have died anyway is just being evil. Those children did not live in dog feces. The mess was in the garage and the kids did not go in there. She was trying to help out the animals and she was not breeding any animals. Just to show how the media is not correct, only one is a toddler, the other one cant even walk yet. For you people to judge her with out knowing her is totally ridiculous. And you all owe her an apology. You should be ashamed of yourselves
  • by Anonymous on Jul 6, 2009 at 12:46 PM
    The house was clean when SS made her visit as to the husband he was in Ca and had just come home. As to whoever says they see mommy and daddy everyday is full of it. Maybe every other day and calls not as often as she should as for the animals they are at onslow hopefully they will be adoptable and for the record. I hope and pray the kids remain safe they are cute lil girls and don't deserve this. The adults need to be held accountable for their actions.
  • by For Chuck Location: Jacksonville on Jul 5, 2009 at 11:07 PM
    Chuck you can see one of the photos here: http://onslowcrime.encblogs.com/?p=1531
  • by TO Anonomous - Get off it.. Location: Jacksonville on Jul 5, 2009 at 07:36 PM
    Is that you Ed? Is that why the husband wasn't charged?
  • by Anonymous on Jul 5, 2009 at 02:42 PM
    mommy and daddy see them everyday
  • by to. wow Location: nc on Jul 5, 2009 at 09:27 AM
    i completely agree with you!!! whatever this small group is probably a group of poor men who were rejected by strong willed women really need to just buy some tissue have a nice little cry and get over it men and women are equal women just had to work harder to get there this husband is just as to blame for this as the wife is i dont care where he just came from i dont care if he had just gotten home an hour prior to the police being there he should have immediately snatched up his kids and went to a hotel and if he could'nt afford that he could have took his children with him to the police department explained to them what he came home too and they would have arranged for some sort of temp living arrangements as far as i'm concerned they both should be charged i hate to see innocent children snatched from their homes these babies have to be so confused wondering where there mommy and daddy are.
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