UPDATE: According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Drew David , on the morning of 01/27/21 a deputy noticed two dead dogs discarded in a wooded area while patrolling Chaisson Rd within the parish.
The deputy’s preliminary investigation showed the dogs had possibly died of gunshot wounds. Animal control was subsequently called out to the scene. Deputies were able to locate and speak to the owner of the dogs who stated that he let the dogs loose sometime Sunday evening and had not seen them since that time. The owner went on to say that the dogs were known to roam the area. When the dogs had not returned he made contact with the pound in an attempt to locate his dogs but was told they were not there.
Deputies continued the investigation and were able to make contact with a male subject who advised that he was in fact the one who shot both dogs. The subject stated to the officers that the dogs were on his property in his chicken cages (which was confirmed by an independent witness) attacking his chickens. When he exited his house and approached the dogs he noticed they had already killed several of his chickens. He went on to explain that he shot the dogs to stop their aggression toward his chickens and that’s when they became aggressive toward him forcing him to shoot again. He stated that when the dogs were shot they were both still on his property, and after shooting the dogs he discarded them in another area.
The case is being sent to the District Attorney’s Office for review and consideration of possible charges being filed.
Courtesy of Vermilion Parish Rabies and Animal Control
Animal control and law enforcement agencies in Vermilion Parish are looking for the perpetrator who shot and killed two dogs near Abbeville.
The slain dogs, a male and a female, were discovered by a Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy in the 13000 block of Grosse Isle Road near Abbeville Wednesday morning, Vermilion Parish Rabies and Animal Control said in a post on their Facebook page. The male had been shot in the head and the female had been shot in the abdomen.
An examination by the animal control agency’s veterinarian determined the animals were shot within 24 hours of their discovery, the post said.
The animal control agency asked that anyone with information about the dogs’ killing call 337-643-3160 or contact the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-893-0871.