Donations sought after 40 animals taken from hoarders
BOGALUSA, La. - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Washington Parish couple for cruelty to animals recently and seized more than 40 neglected cats and dogs from their home in Bogalusa, according to the Humane Society of Louisiana.
HSL Director Jeff Dorson said deputies arrested Terri Turner and her daughter, Frannie Charlene Fisher, and helped the Humane Society remove more than 20 dogs, 20 cats, a duck and a rabbit from their home. Dorson said all the animals showed signs of neglect or illness.
Dorson said because there is no animal control department in Washington Parish, the HSL will set up a large-scale triage operation to check the animals, treat them, and find homes for them. Dorson estimated the costs for the operation will be in the thousands of dollars.
Turner and Fisher face multiple charges of animal cruelty, and Dorson said a complaint was also filed with the Department of Children and Family Services because two teens were living in squalid conditions along with the animals.
Any donations to help care for the seized animals can be made online at HumaneLA.org, on the Humane Society's Facebook page or by sending a check or money order to:
Humane Society of Louisiana
P.O. Box 740321
New Orleans, LA 70174