The two men who lived at the Winter Garden property and cared for the dogs - Raymond Williams and Bruceness Tatum- were arrested and charged with animal cruelty, Lourdes Clayton, a public information officer with OCSO, told The Dodo. They both remain in jail.
For now, the dogs are in the care of Williams' girlfriend, Elisha Gilbert, who spoke with WESH news on August 20. "I make sure they have food and stuff. And I make sure they have water," Gilbert told WESH.
The dogs are being observed by OCAS, which told The Dodo in a statement that it has revisited the property nine times since the initial trip on July 23, "to monitor the health of the animals and ensure the owner [Williams] has complied with Animal Services' mandates, which he has. Regression on these mandates will result in Animal Services taking additional, appropriate action." Those "mandates" included kennel repairs, ensuring kennels are free of feces and that the dogs have access to food and water, according to OCAS notes.
OCAS says it "will continue to monitor the pets at this residence in partnership with the Orange County Sheriff's Office [OCSO], which is the agency that can pursue criminal charges."