Posted: Oct 15, 2009 8:13 AM by sleonard
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Two Youngsville men acquitted in 2008 of dogfighting charges are suing the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for euthanizing their pit bulls.
Scott attorney Richard Dalton filed the lawsuit on Wednesday on behalf of father and son Floyd Boudreaux and Guy Boudreaux.
They are seeking an undisclosed amount for loss of property, loss of income, and mental and emotional distress.
Dalton told The Advertiser of Lafayette the Boudreaux family bred American pit bull terriers, creating an internationally known breed called the Eli bloodline and the Boudreaux bloodline.
In 2005, the men were arrested and 57 dogs were seized after an investigation into alleged dogfighting.
They stood trial in October 2008 and were acquitted of all charges.
--- Information from: The Advertiser, http://www.theadvertiser.com
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