Friday, February 10, 2017

Louisiana: Warrants issued for Mary Dupepe. Police say she was inflicting horrific abuse on dogs before abandoning them, locked in their cages, to drown

Update: Mary Dupepe, 65, accused of leaving abused dogs to die in flood. Charged with 4 counts of felony animal cruelty, given $100,000 bond

LOUISIANA -- Arrest warrants have been issued for Mary Dupepe, 65, for cruelty to animals.

On August 18th, during the Great Flood, first responders from our humane society and other volunteers rescued multiple dogs from 30997 Sweet Bay Street in Denham Springs.

Upon entering the flooded home, even veteran investigators were horrified to see the condition of the surviving dogs.

Several died, having downed in their cages, and those who survived were barely alive. None, apparently, had ever been let out of their kennels and did not know how to walk without assistance.

All of them suffered from severe mange that left most of them hairless.

They also suffered from open sores, lesions and bloody, infected paws - from standing on wire kennels their entire lives.

The dogs were evacuated and delivered to Zeus Place on Freret Street in New Orleans, where they received extensive medical treatment by multiple veterinarians and rehabilitation that lasted months.

After the Human Society of Louisiana sent reports that detailed the chronic neglect and mistreatment of these dogs to the Livingston Sheriff's Office, warrants for Ms. Dupepe's arrest were recently issued.

All the dogs pictured survived and recovered from their ordeal.

(My ArkLaMiss - Feb 10, 2017)