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CPD: Animals were dumped by Carencro street crew

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The dead animals found dumped in an isolated area near Carencro were placed there by employees of the city's streets crew, police say. 

The Carencro Police Department and Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office worked the case after witnesses found hundreds of plastic bags containing the carcasses of various animals, including dogs, cats, possums, armadillos and turtles. 

Two members of the street crew have been cited for illegal dumping, Chief David Anderson said. One is still working for Carencro, and one is no longer an employee there, he said. 

A separate statement from the City of Carencro says that all employees are being counseled on the disposal of dead animals, and that a new policy is being drafted to ensure it is handled properly in the future. 

All of the animals were dead when they were collected from the side of the road, the city's statement says.

"The Administration regrets this incident and takes full responsibility. We are actively taking steps to prevent this from ever happening again. All employees have been counseled and we are drafting a policy on the proper way to dispose of these animals," the city's statement reads. "Most of the animal carcasses were nuisance animals including armadillos, possums and raccoons but all were found dead along the streets and picked up for disposal but at no time were live animals ever harmed."

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