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Two dozen dogs rescued from Randolph home

Four adult dogs and 20 puppies were found living in unsanitary conditions without adequate food or water.

One of the 20 puppies rescued from a Randolph home. Animal Rescue League of Boston

The Animal Rescue League of Boston and the Randolph Police Department together saved four adult dogs and 20 puppies from animal cruelty in Randolph, according to a press release.

“We are pleased to have been able to remove these animals from the poor conditions they were living in,” Randolph Police Commander Robert Emerson said. “I would like to thank the ARL Law Enforcement and Field Services teams for their quick response and assistance at the scene, as well as the shelter medicine teams and foster care network for their dedication to caring for the dogs.”

Police initially responded to a report that a man was threatening a person doing work on the Randolph house. Upon arrival, police identified the man as 28-year-old Urie Louissant.

Puppies found in the Randolph home. American Rescue League of Boston

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One of the rescued puppies licks an American Rescue League worker. American Rescue League of Boston

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One of the puppies American Rescue League of Boston

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One of the rescued adult dogs. American Rescue League of Boston

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One of the rescued adult dogs. American Rescue League of Boston

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Louissant agreed to let police search his home, where they found the 24 dogs living in unsanitary conditions, with animal waste found throughout the home. The dogs also did not have adequate food or water, police reported.

The dogs all appear to be Pitbull related. There was one male and three female dogs that are between two and four years old, while the puppies are between two to four months old.

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Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Law Enforcement Department arrived at the scene and worked to remove the dogs. The dogs were then taken to the ARL’s Dedham Animal Care and Adoption Center.

The shelter’s medical team examined the dogs. They discovered some dogs had umbilical hernias — which will be removed by surgery before adoption — and some of the dogs also had heart murmurs.

The dogs are not currently available for adoption but have been placed in foster care. The ARL will announce when the dogs are up for adoption and wrote they expect to be looking for the dogs’ permanent homes soon.

Loussaint was charged with 24 counts of animal cruelty. He is scheduled to be arraigned at Quincy District Court.

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