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65 dogs rescued from home in Montura Ranch Estates

Posted 8/10/22

n the morning hours of Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, Hendry County Sheriff’s deputies responded to South Mayoral Street...

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Special to Lake Okeechobee News

65 dogs rescued from home in Montura Ranch Estates

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CLEWISTON — In the morning hours of Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, Hendry County Sheriff’s deputies responded to South Mayoral Street, in the Montura Ranch Estates community, to follow up on an animal complaint received the previous evening.

Deputies initially received a call for assistance on Sunday, Aug. 7, by Clewiston Animal Control about the residence located on Mayoral Street and the large presence of dogs. Clewiston Animal Control was able to remove approximately 25 dogs of varying breeds from the home Sunday evening. The resident of that home, 53-year-old Juan Carlos Perez Montero, had been arrested on a misdemeanor warrant for contempt of court earlier that day.

After being released from jail Monday afternoon, Perez Montero returned to the home and discovered law enforcement along with Clewiston Animal Control and various volunteers on scene gathering and removing the dogs that were at the location. It was reported that Perez Montero did owner surrender of the dogs and assisted in loading them in vehicles that would transport them for evaluation and administration of any medical care they may need.

At this time, Perez Montero has not been arrested. Hendry County agricultural deputies are investigating this case and will decide if there will be future charges.

HCSO, montura, animal control, dogs

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