Police entered a home that had 6 inches deep of animal feces in every room.
Police entered a home that had 6 inches deep of animal feces in each room of the house. 15 dogs and 4 cats were found suffering with no care, no water and no food. Our partners at The Humane Society of Louisiana is one of the few humane organizations that law enforcement turn to when they need help in treating, housing or removing animals that have been criminally mistreated in the state of Louisiana.
Union Parish deputies contacted the humane society, after receiving a complaint of numerous dogs in a run-down residence in Marion, Louisiana. Their investigation discovered 15 dogs and 4 cats, living in deplorable condition. Most of the smaller dogs lived inside and were never let out to relieve themselves.
There was feces that was six inches to a foot deep in each room of the house. Nyoka and Robin Kottenbrook, the owners, were issued a citation for cruelty to animals and the Humane Society of Louisiana removed the animals and all were rushed into emergency care to be stabilized.
The dogs and cats were transported to no-kill partners in New Jersey, a few days after they were seized. The Humane Society of Louisiana works with law enforcement agencies on a regular basis and investigates thousands of complaints each year. Now these animals need our help!
UPDATE: The HSL team worked closely with Union Parish deputies recently on a case involving more than a dozen dogs and several cats. Investigators determined that the dogs were living in filthy, substandard conditions and believed the owners to be hoarding animals that they were unable to keep them in a safe and healthy environment. The deputies cited the owners for cruelty and allowed HSL to transfer the animals to their no-kill partners, where they will be adopted to wonderful new homes. None of these animals will be euthanized!
We have partnered with HSL to help raise the funds they need to save all 19 animals. Their emergency bills are in the thousands including emergency care and wound care. That is not the type of funds rescuers have. We have partnered with HSL to create the animal saving totes, tees, hoodies and coffee mugs you see below. With every purchase you can help give the animals the care they need!
Humane Society of Louisiana
Our humane society was established in 1988. We operate two no-kill sanctuary: one for companion animals and one for farm animals. We are also a private detective agency, licensed by the state and one of our primary activities is to investigate cruelty to animal complaints. We work directly with dozens of law enforcement agencies on a regular basis, providing tips and logistical support, especially in the rural areas of Louisiana, where there are few resources for animals.