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Jun 19, 2014 1:22 PM by Dave Fields

Animal Shelter employees allegedly stole dog food from homeless pets

Deputies say that two married, St. Landry Parish Animal Shelter employees, including an officer and the facility's supervisor, allegedly deprived homeless animals at the shelter of food by stealing what had been donated to feed them.

Both Patricia Street Gallo and Troy Gallo turned themselves into St. Landry Parish Sherrif's Office custody Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. after warrants had been issued for them yesterday. Each of them is charged with theft of dog food and cruelty to animals.

Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz explained that the allegations against the couple are corroborated by witness statements.

"An investigation was conducted after our office received complaints stating that animals were being kept in unhealthy conditions with no food or water," Guidroz said.

The Gallos were booked into St. Landry Parish Jail and released after each posted a $2,000 bond.

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