SPRINGHILL, La. – More than two dozen dogs are living in a home in Springhill lying in urine and feces left behind in New Orleans on Thursday and eventually new homes.
Springhill Police, Louisiana Humane Society and a local rescue force removed 19 adult dogs and 10 puppies last week from hoarding.
Police Chief Will Lynd said a man and a woman were awaiting arrest. The case file has been turned over to the Webster County District Attorney’s Office for review. Once that’s done, Lynd predicts the arrest warrant will be signed by the judge.
The couple rented a house but did not live in it. Instead, they were living in a pickup truck outside, Lynd said.
“They moved the house to the dogs,” Lynd said.
Springhill Police discovered the hoarding by acting on a hunch, Humane Society of Louisiana CEO Jeff Dorson said in a Facebook post. He said the woman who rented the house never let her dog out.
Dorson said urine and feces were eight to 10 inches deep throughout the house.
Rescue crews Kristy Nix and Dorson worked with police to load and transport the dogs to the vet for treatment for an assortment of ailments, including scabies and ringworm.
The Louisiana Humane Society covered the costs. However, donations are being accepted to cover their ongoing care and future placement in permanent homes.
“We’re glad they’re living the good life they are now,” Dorson said Thursday in an updated post.
For more information on how to donate to the care of dogs, contact Louisiana Humane Society.