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35 animals, child taken from home

3 years 1 month 1 week ago December 09, 2013 Dec 9, 2013 Monday, December 09 2013 December 09, 2013 12:49 PM in News
Source: Thibodaux Police Department
By: Russell Jones

THIBODAUX - Police arrested a Thibodaux woman after they said they found a child and dozens of animals living in deplorable conditions at her home.

A department spokesperson said police arrested Lorencia Raffray, 45, on suspicion of animal cruelty and cruelty to juveniles Friday.

Police said they received a tip about animal hoarding a Raffray's home on Oakley Street. When they arrived police said they found dozens of animals living with Raffray and a juvenile inside the home, which they described as "infested" with feces and urine.

Police seized 14 adult cats, 18 kittens, and three dogs from the home. They were taken to the Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter for treatment.

The juvenile was allowed to stay with family members until conditions in the home can be improved. Raffray was released from jail on a $500 bond.

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