Chihuahuas, Yorkies seized from Upshur County property - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

BREAKING NEWS

Chihuahuas, Yorkies seized from Upshur County property

UPSHUR COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

The Upshur County Sheriff's Office has opened an animal cruelty investigation after noticing dozens of dogs living in unkempt conditions.

Lt. Freddy Fitzgerald says the dogs were discovered while authorities served a warrant at a residence off of State Highway 155 S near Gilmer, in connection with several overnight commercial burglaries.

Fitzgerald says officials immediately obtained another warrant to search the property. 

Officials seized 28 animals in all, among them were lots of small dogs like Chihuahuas and Yorkies.

Fitzgerald says the dogs were caged in an "unhealthy and cruel manner."

The dogs have been taken to a local veterinarian for care.

At this time, the Upshur County Sheriff's Department is investigating animal cruelty charges. The homeowner has not been arrested or charged.

Copyright 2012 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Man charged with 5 counts of attempted murder in DeQuincy

    Man charged with 5 counts of attempted murder in DeQuincy

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:38:06 GMT
    (Source: DeQuincy Police)(Source: DeQuincy Police)

    A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in DeQuincy, according to Captain Tom Threet, with the DeQuincy Police Department.  Threet says the shooting took place on Bruce Street. Anthony Wayne Perkins has been charged with 5 counts of attempted murder, says Threet.  Perkins has been booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center with no bond.

    More >>

    A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in DeQuincy, according to Captain Tom Threet, with the DeQuincy Police Department.  Threet says the shooting took place on Bruce Street. Anthony Wayne Perkins has been charged with 5 counts of attempted murder, says Threet.  Perkins has been booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center with no bond.

    More >>
  • Breaking

    CPSO investigating Lake Charles College Prep Bomb Threat

    CPSO investigating Lake Charles College Prep Bomb Threat

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:30:09 GMT
    (Source: Lake Charles College Prep)(Source: Lake Charles College Prep)
    (Source: Lake Charles College Prep)(Source: Lake Charles College Prep)
    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a bomb threat at Lake Charles College Prep. CPSO is still investigating the situation and KPLC and FOX29 have a reporter on the scene following the story.  The students have been evacuated to Water's Edge Church.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a bomb threat at Lake Charles College Prep. CPSO is still investigating the situation and KPLC and FOX29 have a reporter on the scene following the story.  The students have been evacuated to Water's Edge Church.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Staying active indoors this summer

    Staying active indoors this summer

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:10:00 GMT
    (Source: Altitude Trampoline Park Facebook)(Source: Altitude Trampoline Park Facebook)

    With temperatures often reaching the triple digits during summertime in Southwest Louisiana, it can be difficult to stay outside and get exercise.

    More >>

    With temperatures often reaching the triple digits during summertime in Southwest Louisiana, it can be difficult to stay outside and get exercise.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly