SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A woman and two 17-year-old girls have been charged with animal cruelty after authorities said the hind legs of a paralyzed dachshund were "sawed off."
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office tells reporters that a 50-year-old Slidell woman, her daughter and the daughter's friend were arrested Monday. A sheriff's statement says the wounded dachshund, since named Buddy, was found in a trailer park and brought to a veterinarian, who contacted authorities.
Deputies say the woman and her daughter failed to get Buddy medical care after reporting in February that he had been shot and paralyzed.
The owners said Buddy's legs became infected and later fell off because they were bandaged too tightly. But the vet said the legs were "maliciously removed."
The girl's friend is accused of abandoning the dog.
Louisiana man whose dog died brings help to injured dog
A Louisiana man whose dog died earlier this year has donated resources to a dog whose legs were cut off.
News outlets report David Mohr traveled to Mandeville on Tuesday to bring items to a dog named Buddy. Mohr delivered two dog beds, a blanket, dog food and a $1,000 check for Buddy’s surgeries.
Mohr left his dog Roleaux in his truck with the air-conditioner running in July. Thirty-year-old Leslie Aguillard is accused of carjacking the truck and running over Mohr. Roleaux was found dead the next day. Aguillard has pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated cruelty to animals.