- Mississippi, USA -
The Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department has arrested 26-year-old JAYLA ROGERS (pictured below).
On Sunday, December 13, deputies responded to a home on 63 Joe Wheeler Brown Road in Fulton, regarding a welfare concern.
Investigator Mike Newlin says the Sheriff’s Department received a tip about malnourished and mistreated dogs at the residence and responding deputies discovered 18 caged dogs, most of them Great Danes, without food or water.
Sadly, two puppies were found deceased.
A raccoon was also found locked in a cage without food and water.
WCBI reports that a rescue agency took all of the dogs, while Game and Fish officers took the raccoon.
ROGERS was transported to Itawamba County Jail on five counts of animal cruelty each carrying up to only 6 months in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. A joke!!!
Investigator Newlin believes ROGERS was breeding and selling the dogs.
Investigator Newlin said: “Without the community and without people in the community, we don’t know a lot of times these things are going on, we are thankful this call came in because this would have got worse and more animals would have been deceased than just the two that were in the house, a lot of them animals needed immediate medical attention, glad they will be able to get that now, if the community a lot of times don’t let us know, we don’t know.”
The nonprofit Save Rocky the Great Dane Rescue and Rehab aka Srgdrr Inc. is taking care of all the babies in need of medical attention.
If you can afford to make a donation, there are many ways to do it.
Please visit their Facebook page to find out how. Thank you!
Many thanks to whoever tipped the Sheriff’s Department.