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Animal Rescue Owner Wins In Court On Technicality

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Posted at 7:12 PM, Aug 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:39:58-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The owner of a local animal rescue had his day in court and won on a technicality.

A judge dismissed the 2013 charge of animal hoarding against David "Cody" Gosselin.

Gosselin, owner of Happy Endings Animal Rescue, was facing the charge of companion animal hoarding, but officers did not have a search warrant when they inspected his property so the judge dismissed the charge after an appeal.

The judge said officers found clear violations of adequate food, and if they got a search warrant in the future and find the same conditions, the rescue could be shut down.

The Metro Public Health Department said since 2009 alone, Gosselin has had 13 animal control violations filed against him.