Jerry Lee Southern, the man who has been charged with 70 counts of animal cruelty in connection with a group of dogs that he hoarded in Northern Oklahoma a year ago, went to court last week. Under the law, if convicted, Southern could get up to 5 years in prison for each incident of animal cruelty.
Boomer is one of the dogs from the bust. My wife and I fostered Boomer for about 6 months - -and a combination of factors -- many including his growth - has led Boomer to go to a new foster home for the time being. We hope to get the little guy back sometime after the first of the year. However, as you can see from the pics of his new foster home, he is doing great, making new friends, living a life of luxury and making a good recovery as he learns how to be a dog.
I've seen first hand the emotional damage Southern's abuse put on at least one dog. I hope the judge judges harshly in favor of the dogs in this case.