Operator of animal rescue in Louisiana is arrested after 45 greyhound dogs found malnourished at her home

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PEARL RIVER, La. (WDSU) — The operator of a Pearl River-area dog rescue was arrested Monday on animal cruelty charges.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office says they arrested 55-year-old Leslie Ezkovich-Tierney on 45 counts of simple cruelty to animals after finding 45 greyhounds living inside a home in the 39000 block of West Porters Road in Pearl River.

The dogs were found covered in urine and feces, malnourished and dehydrated, STPSO officials said.

Several of the dogs had sores caused by being kept in kennels for upwards of 20 hours a day.

Employees with the St. Tammany Parish Animal Control accompanied deputies to the residence during the arrest.

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