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Animal-rescue group leader booked on cruelty to child, animals

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THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The founder of a Lafourche Parish animal-rescue group was arrested after authorities said they found her 3-year-old daughter walking barefoot in animal feces inside their home.

Deputies said they also found animals in poor health in the home.

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office said 30-year-old Dani Morgan of Thibodaux, was booked Thursday with 14 counts of animal cruelty and one count of cruelty to a juvenile.

Morgan is the founder of "We Stand Bayou," an animal rescue group.

Morgan said Sunday that she and her daughter had just returned from a trip Thursday and that a sitter had been watching the animals.

She said her house is always well kept and she would never put her daughter in jeopardy.

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