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More than 150 dogs seized; animal shelter seeks donations

Posted at 2:29 PM, Jan 24, 2019

LAPLACE, La. (AP) – Officials in Louisiana say more than 150 dogs have been seized in a cruelty case and that an animal shelter is seeking donations.

News outlets report the St. John the Baptist Parish Animal Shelter says cleaning and pet supplies are needed while the shelter waits to move the dogs to larger humane groups. Those supplies include blankets, bleach, towels and pet food.

Shelter Manager Rachael Sance says the shelter also “desperately” needs help from volunteers and foster homes. The shelter will provide wire kennels, food, bowls, medical treatment, flea and heartworm prevention while in the care of a foster home.

Sance says homes with young children aren’t recommended since the dogs haven’t had much human contact and are very fearful and unsure of people. Sance says the dogs don’t’ bite.