Two charged with 81 counts of animal cruelty

At approximately 4:00 p.m. on the afternoon of Friday, March 24, 2017 Dothan patrol officers responded along with Dothan animal services officers to the 2900 block of Peachtree Drive. The call was in reference to an animal cruelty complaint. Officers discovered an illegal animal breeding site and contacted Investigators.

Investigators worked with Animal Services Officers throughout the night rescuing 65 dogs and 16 exotic birds. These animals were found living in deplorable conditions and were not being cared for properly.

Investigators have arrested and charged 34-year-old Le Ngoc Pham and 47-year-old Hoan Cong Nguyen, of Peachtree Drive, with 24-counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty and 57-counts of Animal Cruelty. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Dothan Police Department has received numerous requests from people with a passion for the welfare of animals wanting to know what they can do to support the animals and assist with their care. The City of Dothan has provided funds for their support, so we will take care of our little friends regardless.

Nevertheless, anyone wishing to make donations for assistance to the animal services program may make contributions to the Dothan Police Foundation. Be sure to earmark the funds for the “Pro-Life Animal Services Program” by choosing the option in the form. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, visit the foundation’s website at dothanpolicefoundation.org.

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Persons arrested

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