The New Orleans man, Juan Toledo, who kept nearly three dozen dead dogs in his freezer in an Arabi neighborhood was charged with 32 counts of aggravated animal cruelty on Thursday. Toledo's bail was set at $100,000.
More details about this extremely disturbing situation continues to be uncovered.
According to the Inquisitr.com, authorities found three dead adult German shepherd mixed breed dogs and 29 puppies; a few only a week old. Some of the pups may have been accidentally smothered by their mother. There were no signs of gunshot, knife wounds, or trauma injuries to the animals.
When asked why he had all of the dogs in his freezer, Toledo was not clear, however he allegedly did tell authorities the dogs had died, and he hadn't buried them yet.
In July, Toledo 52, was charged with aggravated battery for beating up his girlfriend. In the past, Toledo has had other arrests.
The New Orleans Time-Picayune stated that the girlfriend returned to the home on Aug. 13 to pick up her personal belongings and found the dead dogs in the freezer.
A neighbor reported having seen Toledo with dogs in the past. Colonel John Doran of the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office said the dogs may have died from neglect. The home was reported to have been dirty, filled with dead fleas, and dog hair.
The bodies of the dogs are being checked for the cause of their deaths. No report from Animal Control has been released.
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