Over 160 Dogs Siezed From Louisiana Puppy Mill
More than 160 skinny, sick, and mistreated dogs were seized from an alleged puppy mill in St. Landry Parish over the last two months.
According to authorities, an anonymous tipster gave them credible information that animals were being severely mistreated at a home in St. Landry Parish. The first raid was conducted in February, when 150 dogs were taken from the home somewhere between Opelousas and Grand Coteau. They recently got another tip that the alleged puppy mill had started up their operations again. Last week, they hit a barn in Sunset, Louisiana and found another 11 dogs on the property.
St. Landry Animal Rescue Director Terri Courvelle believes they were able to move hundreds of dogs out of the location before the warrant was served. Evidence at the scene showed enough food for hundreds of dogs and plenty of room to hold them.
News 10 joined the St. Landry Animal Control serving the warrant at the Sunset location:
According to News 10, veterinarians found issues ranging from ear bites, infections, umbilical cord issues, a broken jaw, eyes popped out, fleas, matting, and more from inbreeding and neglect.
The anonymous tipster also said the puppies were being sold online for $950 - $3,000, even in their terrible physical states.
Over 100 dogs were left at the breeder's home from the first raid due to legal reasons. However, Animal Control reserves the right to inspect the property at any time to make sure the dogs are being properly cared for.
The St. Landry Animal Rescue has groomed and vaccinated all the seized dogs. Donations of hard and wet food, puppy pads, and money are needed to care for the dogs before they can be adopted. You can mail your donations to 255 Hanger Rd. Opelousas, LA or call 337-948-6108 for more information on how you can help.
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