Today, the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Law Enforcement Department filed criminal charges at Wareham District Court, stemming from a September 24 operation where ARL, in conjunction with Middleboro Police and Animal Control Departments, seized 24 animals from a commercial kennel facility in the town.
Charges levied against Mr. Michael Perette of Middleboro, MA, include:
Five Felony Charges:
Twenty-Three Misdemeanor Charges:
With charges officially filed, ARL will not be commenting further until judicial proceedings conclude. Any media inquiries can be directed to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office.
ARL and partnering municipal shelters continue to provide daily care for the 24 animals, primarily Cane Corso dogs, seized from Mr. Perette’s property in September. The majority of the animals were traumatized due to their surroundings, and remain under evaluation and are currently NOT available for adoption.
ARL hopes to have a status update on the animals soon.