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46 neglected animals seized from SAFFARI animal rescue, as operator is investigated for advertising drugs

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Business served a Look for Warrant on Sept. 15, for 6 West 16th Road and 116 Sanchez Avenue in Palm Coast. The Search Warrant was attained right after the Significant Scenario Device began investigating Ruth Rupprecht, who was operating a area animal rescue, acquired information she was marketing prescription narcotics.

Image taken in the course of the research of Rupprecht’s property. Picture courtesy of the FCSO

Rupprecht operates a non-income animal rescue business identified as SAFFARI (Help you save A Furry Pal Animal Rescue Inc.) and in Might 2021 she adopted out a youthful puppy dog for a fee and a several times afterwards, the adopter contacted Rupprecht advising the pup was ill. Rupprecht sent the adopter a bottle of prescription Azithromycin and shortly following, the dog died of Parvovirus. Rupprecht gave a assertion to FCSO Deputy Initial Class Williams and encouraged the puppy dog medication she mailed was provided to her in a “donation box” for her rescue enterprise.

FCSO Detective Conrad responded to Rupprecht’s residence, also the registered address for SAFFARI, advising Rupprecht that it was illegal to dispense and mail antibiotics. Rupprecht certain Detective Conrad that it would not occur yet again.

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It was established that Rupprecht ongoing to offer big portions of remedies from her main home on 16th Road. Through the investigation, Detective Conrad acquired an electronic mail from the Bureau of Compliance, Division of Shopper Providers with the Florida Office of Agriculture and Shopper Expert services. FCSO was suggested that Rupprecht’s animal rescue was no for a longer period registered with them as a charitable organization creating it unlawful to take donations or contributions.

A Lookup Warrant was obtained and served on Sept. 15, for the illegal sale of managed narcotics at 6 West 16th Road and 116 Sanchez Avenue. Additional than $20,000 in hard cash was seized inside the dwelling together with numerous notes that are considered to be orders for a variety of prescription medications. In the course of the home, more than 100 prescription medicines were located, ranging from Morphine to antibiotics from numerous pharmacies and doctors in the course of the place. Numerous have been approved to folks who did not reside in the property that Rupprecht did not know.

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During the research of the assets, 17 canines, 28 cats, a squirrel, and a deceased kitten were identified residing in filthy situations. Animal Control was notified and responded. Since the animals were being seized, one more kitten died. Necropsy final results are pending and FCSO has started out a further investigation for animal cruelty.

“Here’s a girl that works by using innocent animals to assist her drug-working by working with them to invest in prescription medications and market the medications to human consumers for personalized use,” Sheriff Rick Staly stated. “This is also why you really should normally completely check out out all non-earnings you support to make confident they are legitimate. This was a sad predicament for all the animals associated but I’m glad to see they’ve been taken to safety. With any luck ,, this female hardly ever receives to possess an animal again and gets to shell out time behind bars for pondering she can market drugs in Flagler County and neglect animals.”

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Flagler Animal Services took custody of all 46 animals although the investigation proceeds. As the animals were remaining rescued, it was found out that they had been all ill and needing healthcare attention and will be monitored by the Flagler Humane Modern society. If you would like to enable these animals you can donate un-opened foodstuff to the Flagler Humane Modern society at 1 Shelter Drive in Palm Coast or in the upcoming undertake 1 of the rescued animals.

Thanks to the totality of the situations, the investigation is nevertheless energetic and FCSO is inquiring anyone who may perhaps have info to remember to speak to FCSO by contacting 386-313-4911 or e mail [email protected].

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