Police find 27 pets in mobile home, arrest residents
THIBODAUX - Police charged two people in Thibodaux with cruelty to animals and juveniles after investigators said they found dozens of pets living in a mobile home with them and two children.
Investigators cited Archie Horsley Jr. and Melinda Horsley for misdemeanor cruelty to juveniles and animals after the discovery on May 22.
Police said neighbors contacted them because several of the dogs had gotten loose and were barking at them. When they checked out the trailer officers said they found 24 dogs and three cats living in residence, which was littered with animal feces and urine soaked into the floor.
The cats and dogs, many of which were malnourished, were sent to the Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter. The Horsley children were sent to live with relatives.
The Horsleys each received one citation for cruelty to juveniles and 27 counts of cruelty to animals.