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Mar 23, 2010 2:22 PM by Letitia Walker

Berwick Man Arrested for Cruelty to Animals

Sheriff David A. Naquin announced the arrest of Freddie Sellers Sr. 68 yoa

of 1812 Thorguson Road, Berwick on the charges of one count of Cruelty to

Animals and one count of Failing to Properly Dispose of Decomposing Animals.

Sheriff Naquin advised the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office along with the

Humane Society, the Louisiana Brand Commission, Louisiana Department of

Agriculture, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

(ASPCA), St. Mary Parish Health Department and St. Mary Parish Animal

Control conducted an investigation into the cruelty to animals complaint

that was reported to St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office on 2-18-2010.  Sheriff

Naquin also stated that the reports from the veterinarian that examined the

livestock herd indicated that Mr. Sellers was meeting the minimum standards

of care for his existing herd.  Other witness accounts indicated that Mr.

Sellers would purchase animals from auctions that no one else would purchase

and bring them to his property to finish out their days.  Sellers was

released on a summons to appear in court on 5-26-2010.

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