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Oct 28, 2009 7:18 AM

Couple booked on animal cruelty counts

WALKER, La. (AP) Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a couple on nine counts of animal cruelty.

After receiving a complaint, deputies served a search warrant Monday where they found a number of dogs "left unattended in deplorable conditions."

Deputies say some of the animals were chained to a fence; some were running loose; and others were inside the home.

The case is being handled jointly by deputies and the Humane Society.

Arrested were 39-year-old Elgin John Melancon III of Walker and 39-year-old Mimi Melancon of Denham Springs.

They were both released on a $4,500 bail.

It wasn't immediately clear if the couple has an attorney.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://www.2theadvocate.com

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