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Mother, son arrested after 18 dogs found emaciated

| Staff Reporters

A mother and son are in Okaloosa County Jail after Crestview Police and Animal Services found 18 emaciated dogs and one deceased dog in their backyard.

Officers from Crestview’s Police Department, Animal Services Division and Code Enforcement responded to the residence based on a tip received by PAWS.

Four of the emaciated dogs were located outside with no food, water or adequate shelter. Inside the residence, 18 living dogs were located, along with one deceased dog. 

In total, 19 dogs were found, with one being deceased. The dogs are currently being processed by Animal Services.


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