Extra animals found in Nye County associated to canine cruelty case

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nye County Sheriff’s Workplace found extra animals associated to an animal cruelty case involving the arrest of two suspects earlier this week.

On Wednesday, a warrant was served on the dwelling of Oskana Higgins and Vasili Platunov in Pahrump. Nye County Officers said that they discovered an extra 25 animals on the property.

Oskana Higgins and Vasili Platunov have been arrested after Nye County Sheriff’s Workplace secreted 300+ canines from an Amargosa Valley property. (Credit score: Nye Co. Sheriff’s Workplace)

Higgins and Platunov have been initially arrested on Monday night time after the invention of 300 canines at a property within the Amargosa Valley.

As of Wednesday, each suspects have been nonetheless in custody and now face a number of felony animal abuse fees, based on the Nye County Sheriff’s Workplace.

Nearly all of the canines found on Monday are Caucasian Shepherds, a big breed offered for safety and safety. Investigators stated they got here out to the property on Monday for a report of an injured animal.

Higgins is believed to be the canines’ caretaker, and Platunov, is believed to the one that ran the enterprise, on felony animal abuse and neglect fees in relation to the injured-animal name, based on the Nye County Sheriff’s Workplace.

On Tuesday, sheriff’s deputies, veterinarians, and animal management officers labored collectively to look at and tag the canines.

Nye County Sheriff’s Workplace deputies, veterinarians, and animal management officers work to look at 300 canines on Tuesday, Aug. 23, in rural Nye County. (Credit score: Nye County Sheriff’s Workplace)

8 Information Now beforehand reported on the dwelling circumstances the 300 canines have been discovered dwelling in.

Capt. David Boruchowitz with the Nye County Sheriff’s Workplace described the dwelling circumstances as extraordinarily soiled.

Images supplied by the Nye County Sheriff’s Workplace present kennels and small buildings positioned all alongside the property.

The sheriff’s workplace is in search of a courtroom order to authorize the removing of animals for placement.

Shelters fascinated by serving to look after the canines can electronic mail [email protected].

Deputies ask that you just determine your shelter and the variety of canines you possibly can help with.

Though the canines are beneath courtroom order and can’t presently be adopted, anybody who needs to assist out can be doing so in a foster scenario, in the interim, deputies stated.