Posted: Sep 6, 2011 5:26 PM by Rachel Frost
Updated: Sep 6, 2011 6:35 PM
MAUREPAS- The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office and the Livingston SPCA confiscated eight pit bulls from rising water at a home on Hwy 22 in Maurepas.
Terri Dunlap, director of the Livingston SPCA, says the dogs were abandoned with no food or water and locked in small kennels. After examining the dogs, Dunlap says the rescue turned into an animal cruelty investigation.
"The dogs all have scaring on their legs, rear, tail, and muzzles, bite scars," Dunlap said. "The dogs are very aggressive with one another and with other dogs."
Dunlap says those signs lead to suspicions of dog fighting, making the pit bulls very difficult to adopt.
In addition to the pit bulls, the Livingston SPCA also rescued a litter of five puppies and their mom during Tropical Storm Lee.
The puppies will be up for adoption at the Petsmart on Millerville Road in Baton Rouge this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.