Enterprise PD: Dogs were found in small cages; urine and feces throughout the area

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Enterprise police gave more details about their case against the owner of a local pet daycare. 

The Enterprise Police Department arrested Donna Lingren, owner of Kountry Kennel Doggie Boarding and Daycare, on an animal cruelty charge last Friday after hearing of a possible animal abuse case at her business. 

“We have heard and seen other people say that they advised our agencies of possible abuse at this location,” Enterprise Police Department Lt. Billy Haglund said. “But, this is the only report that I can locate, and records could locate that we have on that premises.”

EPD detectives searched the property last Wednesday, where they found numerous dogs housed in unsanitary living conditions, and, along with animal control, seized a German shepherd dog that weighed only 36 pounds.

“It was just unsanitary living conditions, animals in small cages, large animals in small cages, and you know urine and feces throughout the area,” Haglund said. 

As of right now, Lindgren is being charged with Cruelty to animals 2nd degree and is still allowed to operate as the business license is under review by the city. 

“The municipal governing body, which in our case is the Enterprise city council will set a date and a time for a hearing,” City of Enterprise Communications Director Jason Wright said. “The business will be given their due diligence, they will be given an opportunity to come before the council, to come before the administration to lay out their case of why they should retain their business license, or they may voluntarily give it up.”

Lindgren will be told of the hearing at least 10 days prior to the hearing, and at the hearing, she will be able to present any information she has regarding why the license is under review. 

Haglund also said that while the department has arrested and charged Lindgren, detectives are still looking into tips that they have been given and the investigation is not yet complete.  

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