A couple in Dothan, Alabama, is facing multiple animal cruelty charges after dozens of animals were found living in squalor at their home. According to the Dothan Police Department, 34-year-old Le Ngoc Pham and 47-year-old Hoan Cong Nguyen were operating an illegal breeding operation at a house on Peachtree Drive.
According to the authorities, patrol units were dispatched, along with Animal Services Officers, to the couple’s home on Friday afternoon. The responding officers discovered an illegal breeding site and reached out to investigators, who worked with animal services officers, to remove 65 dogs and 16 exotic birds from the residence.
Photos taken at the scene reveal the deplorable conditions investigators encountered – rows of small cages, filled with urine and feces, dirty food and water dishes, and dogs existing in cramped and filthy conditions.
The disturbing discovery has resulted in 24 counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty and 57 counts of Animal Cruelty.
The Dothan Police Department stated:
We have received numerous requests from people with a passion for the welfare of animals wanting to know what they can do to support the animals and ensure they are cared for. We are provided some funds for support, so we will take care of our little friends regardless.
If anyone wishes to make a donation (PayPal) , it needs to be to the Dothan Police Foundation. Make sure to designate in the comments “Pro-Life Animal Services Program”. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, visit
At approximately 4:00 p.m. Friday afternoon Patrol Units were dispatched along with Animal Services Officers to the 2900 block of Peachtree Drive. The call was in reference to an animal cruelty complaint. Officers discovered an illegal animal breeding site and contacted Investigators.
Investigators worked with Animal Services Officers throughout the night rescuing 65 dogs and 16 exotic birds. These animals were found living in deplorable conditions and were not being properly taken care of.
Per the Dothan Police Department: All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Images via Dothan Police Department Facebook page