Over a two day period, Humane Rescue Alliance Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) Officers rescued five dogs from a residence in Southeast who were being kept outside in squalid and cruelly dangerous conditions.
On July 3, an HLE Officer, due to the heat and humidity, was spot checking a home where dogs were known to be maintained outside to ensure the animals were provided proper shelter from the weather. The Officer found two dogs who were cruelly and dangerously chained inside a shed-like structure. The Officer seized the dogs due to exigent circumstances because they were in imminent danger of strangulation or death.
The Officer noted three other dogs being maintained in squalid conditions without access to water in the same outside structure. Officers obtained and executed a search warrant this afternoon to seize the three dogs and gather evidence of cruelty.
“It is against the law to maintain dogs outside in extreme temperatures and not provide them with water and adequate shelter,” said Chris Schindler, HRA’s Vice President of Field Services. “It is also against the law to cruelly chain your dogs, endangering their lives, and forcing them to live in unsanitary conditions.”
The five dogs are in the custody of the Humane Rescue Alliance. The case remains under investigation.
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