Samuels had previously been charged with fifteen counts of aggravated cruelty to an animal. The dogs were found when investigators went to Samuel's house in Frierson, LA to investigate a theft case.
The fate of the fifteen dogs is undetermined due to health issues and what the dogs have been exposed to according to the lead investigator Corporal Adam Ewing. Several rescue organizations are hoping to adopt them.
The animals are being kept at the Caddo Animal Shelter because DeSoto does not have their own animal shelter.