BREAKING: Kountry Kennel owner banned from operating in Enterprise

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UPDATE:

Judge Henry T. Reagan has granted the city of Enterprise’s motion for a permanent injunction on Kountry Kennel owner Donna Lindgren Tuesday morning.

As a result, she is now forbidden to operate her pet daycare within Enterprise city limits and police jurisdiction.

However, this is not the end for Lindgren. She still has to deal with the animal cruelty charge filed against her by Enterprise police.

Sarah Drake will have the full report in our evening newscast.

ORIGINAL REPORT

ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — A Coffee County judge has suspended Kountry Kennel’s business license pending a preliminary hearing on the matter.

Circuit Judge Henry T. Reagan granted a motion to put a temporary restraining order on the business Friday morning. Reagan’s written order states it appeared that “immediate and irreparable injury, loss, or damage will result without the issuance of this Order,” according to facts presented by the city of Enterprise.

According to the city, multiple citizen complaints led to their investigation of the boarding facility owned by Donna Lindgren. While the business, located on Freedom Drive, is outside of the city limits, it still is within the lines of police jurisdiction, giving the city the authority to check whether the pet daycare is a threat to the public’s health and animals.

Upon arrival, they discovered animals living in unsanitary conditions. An affidavit signed by Sgt. Anthony Phillips, who was there during the investigation, describes the situation in more detail — matching previous statements made by the Enterprise Police Department.

“The conditions at the premises were unsanitary, unclean and one or more dogs needed medical attention and/or evaluation,” he wrote. “At least one dog was severely emaciated and inside the Defendant’s house there were large dogs kept in small cages and dog feces and urine, and the corresponding smell associated with the same, present throughout.”

Phillips also wrote that the daycare was a “breeding ground for disease,” threatening the health of the public.

Under this restraining order, Lindgren will be forced to “cease further animal/dog kennel operations, either directly or indirectly, in the City of Enterprise or the police jurisdiction.” 

She also cannot accept any new animals for boarding or any other purposes.

There will be a hearing for Lindgren’s case on June 4, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the Coffee County Courthouse in Enterprise.

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