Police: Child, dogs removed from filthy Thibodaux home
THIBODAUX - Police in Thibodaux say a child and 17 dogs have been removed from a home where investigators said the living conditions were deplorable.
Two adults now face child desertion charges. Three others at the same address were cited for cruelty to animals and related charges. All received misdemeanor summonses and were released at the scene.
In a news release Monday, Thibodaux police said an investigation began Friday after a dog got away from the address.
The release says that, when police sought the dog's owner, they discovered urine, feces, mold and rotten food throughout the home where the five adults lived with the 5-year-old child.
Police said the child was removed from the home by state family services officials. The 17 dogs were taken to the Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter.