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Posted on: October 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Statement regarding animal boarding business

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The Colony Police Department is currently investigating alleged criminal activity associated with a home-based animal boarding business within the jurisdiction.

“This is an open and active investigation. In order to safeguard the integrity of the case, we are unable to release any details of the investigation at this time,” said The Colony Police Chief David Coulon.

City officials also cannot comment directly on an open investigation but we can say that Animal Services and Community Image staff have recently been working active cases to cease the operation of the prohibited business.

Animal Services staff have made multiple visits to the property and removed some animals as allowed by law, while also actively discouraging rescue groups from utilizing the business’s foster care services. The Community Image Department also opened a zoning violation case for operating a boarding facility in a residential area, which is not allowed by zoning.

“We have been moving as fast as we can on this violation. However, because it is a civil and not a criminal offense, we have to provide some time and due process for them to bring their property into compliance before issuing citations or taking further enforcement actions,” said Joe Perez, Deputy City Manager.

“Now that the Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is involved, we expect the process to move faster, and we ask the community and the news media for patience while awaiting the results of the investigation.”

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