13 Dogs Rescued From Miami-Dade Residence After Bad Odour Detected by Patrolling Officers

Miami-Dade, FL: The authorities in Miami-Dade rescued 13 dogs and arrested the owner for animal abuse.

The police arrested the man on Tuesday after the officers found the dogs in deplorable conditions. All the dogs were suffering from sores. The arrest was made at a residence in northwest Miami-Dade.

Around 4 p.m., Miami-Dade police were checking the area between Northwest 102nd Street and Northwest 17th Avenue when they smelled something dead coming from a nearby house.

An arrest report says that police were on the curb next to Northwest 17th Avenue and looked through a fence hole to see several dogs locked up in kennels outside of a house in the 1500 block of 102nd Street without food or water.

The dogs in those kennels, according to the police, were exhibiting signs of malnutrition and had open wounds.

Richard Earl Gainous, 26, arrestd on the charges of animal abuse at a Miami-Dade residence.

Police identified the homeowner as Richard Earl Gainous, 26, and dispatched a specialist from Miami-Dade Animal Control to the residence to speak with him.

The report states that police were able to ascertain that a seven-year-old female dog was the victim of animal cruelty and was on the verge of death if not treated immediately.

Additionally, investigators verified that a male dog residing at Gainous’ residence exhibited indications of malnutrition.

According to the police, Gainous granted them access to his residence in order to inspect additional dogs that were being housed there.

According to his arrest report, Gainous was unable to provide appropriate documentation of the dogs at his residence or a history of veterinary visits.

According to police, Miami-Dade County Animal Services impounded 13 dogs on the premises. After being arrested, Gainous consented to speak with detectives without an attorney present, according to police.

Gainous’ arrest record does not say whether he admitted to the accusations, but detectives confirmed that he was brought to jail, and his bond amount has yet to be set.

According to jail records, he faces one count of animal cruelty with intent to hurt or kill, as well as an additional charge of animal cruelty.

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