Lafourche deputies: Woman wanted for animal cruelty of dogs

Lafourche deputies: Woman wanted for animal cruelty of dogs

LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Lafourche deputies are searching for a Bayou Blue woman accused of not providing proper shelter or clean drinking water to about 30 small dogs.

Deputies say 58-year-old Rhonda Hall was not properly caring for the dogs at her residence in the 1200 block of Palmisano Drive. They say Hall initially agreed to work with them to surrender the animals to the Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter. Deputies moved 14 of the dogs on Tuesday, but when they returned to the residence, they say Hall wasn't there and had taken several dogs with her.

"Certainly, we want to conclude our investigation and charge this woman accordingly," said Sheriff Craig Webre. "Our larger concern right now, however, is for the welfare of these animals. If she could not properly care for them at her residence, then it's reasonable to assume she cannot provide proper care on the run. We simply ask Mrs. Hall to consider the welfare of these animals and turn herself over so that we can get them to the Animal Shelter and, hopefully, to families which can adopt them."

Hall is now wanted for 14 counts of simple cruelty to animals and 14 counts of failure to vaccinate. Anyone with information on where Hall may be is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433.

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