Interlachen couple facing 39 counts of animal neglect

INTERLACHEN, Fla. – An investigation into suspected mistreatment of canine led to the arrest of an Interlachen few dealing with 39 counts of animal neglect. Patricia Desrosiers, 57, and James McLoon, 49, ended up both equally taken into custody on a warrant issued by the condition lawyers office.

According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office environment, the couple had been beneath investigation since November, 2021.

A 19-site arrest report attained by Information4Jax states that the investigation began right after a probation officer who frequented Mcloon alerted animal handle about suspected animal neglect at the couple’s house on Swan Avenue.

According to the report, two pet dogs have been chained up at the front of the property and a single of these dogs was unable to get up off the ground. The canine that was unable to get up was taken to an animal medical center in which a veterinarian determined the pet dog endured trauma. The report states that the doggy was inevitably euthanized thanks to prolonged struggling and the absence of health care interest by the proprietors.


Two more dogs have been situated on the porch within a pen stuffed with fecal make any difference and urine that was also in their water bowl. The investigator observed in the report that the two puppies were being cramped in their pen and only experienced sufficient area to stand. The investigator also observed in the report that those people two exact canine appeared to have not been let out of the pen for a extended time period of time.

The investigator identified four a lot more canine in a pen on the porch that appeared to be in the exact same condition as the former two puppies on the porch. The report states all four pet dogs in that pen had contaminated water.

Though outdoors, the investigator located far more puppies tied to a tree, one of which was tangled up and emaciated and another so aggressive that in accordance to the investigators, Mcloon and Desrosiers would not go in close proximity to it.

The report states that when the investigator entered the household, there was a solid odor of feces and urine. Puppy feces coated the flooring, partitions, and furnishings. Five canine were operating loose in the residing room and the relaxation were being confined to stacked cages in each the dwelling room and the bed room.


The investigator mentioned in the report that the canines confined in the cages in the bed room were lined in feces and experienced no obtain to thoroughly clean h2o. Feces and urine had been overflowing out of the cages and onto the flooring. The caged animals in the bed room barely experienced home to stand up and change around. A single of the caged puppies was also emaciated.

According to the report, the investigator counted 29 pet dogs at the home. Mcloon instructed the investigator that 22 of the canine belonged to him and 7 of the canine belonged to one more male who remaining the animals in Mcloon’s care even though he was doing work.

The investigator contacted that male who verified that he still left 7 pet dogs with Mcloon because he not too long ago shed his trailer. The guy instructed the investigator that when he remaining the 7 animals in the treatment of Mcloon, they had been in fantastic health and fitness. He also claimed he was never ever authorized to enter the residence and that he hardly ever realized the situation of the animals inside the home. According to the report, the man was unaware his dogs were remaining locked in stacked cages for prolonged durations of time without the need of cleanse h2o.


The report states that when animal command spoke with Mcloon and Desrosiers, the few agreed to surrender 8 of the 22 puppies they owned to animal control so that the animals could acquire medical consideration and finally be adopted. The remaining 14 dogs had been seized by animal control and taken into protecting custody. The gentleman who permitted his seven canines to stay with the few also surrendered his animals around to animal control so that they could obtain healthcare procedure and be set up for adoption.

In the course of the investigation, animal manage figured out none of the puppies owned by the couple experienced been vaccinated or received vet care even though dwelling on the house. The investigation also unveiled that back again in 2019, the few was below investigation for animal neglect and surrendered 9 dogs to get to a workable quantity of animals on the assets.

In addition to the 39-counts of animal neglect in this latest situation, Mcloon was also charged with cocaine possession.


The couple remains in the Putnam County Jail with no bond.

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