Dogs euthanized and shallow graves found on property of no-kill sanctuary

February 6, 2014

According to Thursday’s Bay News 9, officials who executed a search warrant at a Bradenton, Fla., animal sanctuary discovered multiple shallow graves on the property.

On Wednesday, following a weeks long investigation, deputies with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, veterinarians and animal services officials, seized upwards of 300 animals from the Napier’s Log Cabin Horse and Animal Sanctuary, a self-described “No-Kill,” non-profit animal sanctuary.

Many of the animals on the property were in poor health – approximately 12 dogs were in such poor condition that they were humanely euthanized.

Eight dogs were found in a shallow grave on the property and it is unclear if there are more which have yet to be found.

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Animal Cruelty Search Warrant

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Published on Feb 5, 2014




The Sheriff’s Office and several other local and state agencies are executing a search warrant today at Napier’s Log Cabin Horse and Animal Sanctuary located at 20010 State Road 64 East, Bradenton.

Over 300 dogs, cats, horses, pigs and other animals are being confiscated from the property, due to poor health conditions. Veterinarians are on-scene examining the animals, a majority of which are dogs.

The investigation involves possible animal cruelty and fraud. The property owners were out of town during the execution of the search warrant. No arrests have been made at this time and the investigation continues.


You can greatly help in several ways:

~Make monetary donations to rescue organizations in Manatee County (see below).
~Foster animals currently in rescue adoption programs to free up space.
~Adopt! Thinking about adopting a new family pet soon? Now is the time. Head out to one of our adoption partners tomorrow.

Together we can help these animals. Most likely, it will be a while before these animals from Napier’s are ready for adoption due to medical care and screenings, legal issues with the animal cruelty case, etc.

But YOU CAN HELP NOW by bringing your friends and family out to local rescues and adopt to free up space and resources so the rescues can give time and care to these animals in need.

Click below to learn more about donating to, fostering for and adopting from local animal rescues in Manatee County:

Gulf Shore Animal League:

Humane Society of Manatee County:

Honor Animal Rescue:

Bishop Animal Shelter, SPCA of Manatee County, Inc.:…

Manatee County Animal Services:…

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