Leon Valley woman in cluttered, feces-filled home charged with animal cruelty

Authorities went to home after getting complaints

LEON VALLEY, Texas – A woman whose home police say was filled with animal feces, roaches, and both live and dead rats, has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Victoria Jamvold, 59, faces this charge after Leon Valley authorities entered her home in the 7200 block of Poss Road Tuesday following community complaints. A Leon Valley police officer and a code enforcement officer captured an emaciated cat shut in the house and unable to get out, according to the arrest affidavit.

The cat was taken to a veterinarian who determined it had been deprived nutrition based on its physical condition and the aggressive nature of how it ate and drank when offered food and water.

A crew from a cleanup and restoration company was at Jamvold's home Sunday, which, according to the affidavit, had been in filthy conditions when authorities entered it on Tuesday.

The document details waist-high piles of trash on top of mounds of cat feces and clutter so severe, it was nearly impossible to move. In one of the bedrooms, police wrote, the bed was nearly covered in cat feces.

Police also said the home was full of "live and dead rodent rats, roaches, and rat feces."

In a news release on Tuesday, the city said it had sent officers to the home in response to complaints of "code compliance violations and health and safety violations."

The city said it found 13 animals total and cited the resident with numerous health code violations, unregistered animals and being over the maximum number of dogs and cats allowed.

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