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Humane Law Enforcement Officers Seize 21 Animals Living In Unsanitary Conditions in DC

Yesterday, HRA Humane Law Enforcement officers executed a search warrant in the District which resulted in the seizure of 21 animals living in inadequate and unsanitary conditions. Ten dogs, seven turtles of various sizes and breeds, including a snapping turtle, three toads and a snake were found in a three-story townhouse. The dogs were found in crates on every level of the home with urine and feces throughout. The case is currently under investigation by HRA Humane Law Enforcement.

Dog Seized in HLE Investigation

Animals seized in HLE case

Dog seized in HLE case


Stopping animal abuse requires the assistance of caring people in the community. If you see something, say something. To report suspected abuse or neglect, please call 202-723-5730 (option 1).