Coffee County Circuit Judge Sonny Reagan on Friday morning granted a motion to place a temporary restraining order on Kountry Kennel Doggie Boarding and Daycare, which resides in Enterprise Police jurisdiction.
The order states that “immediate and irreparable injury, loss or damage will result” without its issuance.
Donna Lindgren, the owner of the kennel, was arrested by Enterprise Police Department on May 17 on charges of second-degree cruelty to animals after police investigation determined animals were housed in unsanitary conditions.
Lindgren’s preliminary hearing is set for June 4 at 10 a.m. at the Coffee County Courthouse.
EPD began investigating Kountry Kennel after a resident, Aubrey Held, said she used the kennel’s services to board her two dogs, Kennedy and Butkus, from May 8 to May 12.
Held told police that when she picked up her dogs, they were lethargic and could barely walk, after which one died.
Per the order, Lindgren must “cease further animal/dog kennel operations, either directly or indirectly, in the City of Enterprise or the police jurisdiction.”
The City of Enterprise in May filed a complaint against Lindgren, stating that the City “believes at this time that the defendant’s kennel operations implicate the health and cleanliness within its limit and within the police jurisdiction.”