A police officer in Louisiana, apprehended and charged a local veterinarian with animal cruelty. They arrested her after she reportedly shot a neighbor’s dog in the head. They accused Kelly Folse, 35, of killing Bruizer, a 15-month-old dog belonging to her River Ridge neighbors.
Before Bruizer’s death, Folse sends threatening messages to her neighbors. Sheriff Joseph Lopinto of Jefferson Parish said at a press conference that the woman was mostly angry about the dog’s barking. Folse’s family claims she is an animal lover and is not guilty of the charges brought against her.
Bruiser passed away on December 14th. That was the day after he was found in his backyard with a gunshot wound. One of the dog’s parents, Stacy Fitzner, said she had left him in the yard before going to work.
Fitzner’s mother came to the house later that day and saw Bruizer motionless on the lawn. She went to go and check on him and saw him soaked with blood. She rushed the dog to the nearest vet.
However, his wound was fatal, and he died eventually. They took the dog to Abadie Veterinary Hospital, where Folse worked as a veterinarian. Nevertheless, she did not take part in his operation. Investigators discovered many offensive text messages from Folse as they met with Bruizer’s family.
She mostly expressed her dissatisfaction with the dog’s constant barking and aggressive behavior. However, Lopinto said at the press conference that police found no proof that the dog was violent. The owner of Abadie Veterinary Hospital, Scott Abadie, said he fired Folse the day the dog died.
It’s after the dog’s owners showed him offensive and insulting text messages Folse sent about Bruizer. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Abadie brought up the incident. She explained that everybody at the hospital was sad and disturbed by what happened.
In addition to the animal cruelty, Folse also faces allegations of the illegal firing of weapons and drug possession.
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