Arrest warrant issued for local rescue owner accused of animal cruelty

Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department

MADISON, Tenn. (WKRN) — An arrest warrant has been issued after the owner of a local animal rescue failed to appear in court on charges of animal cruelty Tuesday.

David Gosselin was charged on July 19 after police raided his property and removed several dogs.

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He had been operating Happy Endings Animal Rescue in Madison for 19 years but neighbors had complained to Metro Animal Control about the conditions at the rescue.

More than 40 dogs were found on the property suffering from heat exhaustion and lack of food and water, according to a Metro affidavit.

Along with the new arrest warrant a motion has been filed to change Gosselin’s bond conditions.

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