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Group gathers in protest over Dr. Drip sentencing

Posted: 1:57 PM, Jul 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-19 14:57:13-04

The Humane Society of Louisiana hosted a demonstration Thursday at the St. Landry Parish Courthouse.  

The group is upset over the recent sentencing of Dwayne Doucet, Jr.  who pled guilty of aggravated cruelty to animals.  Doucet was the owner of Dr. Drip, a former racehorse champion.  Veterinarians euthanized the horse after it was determined that his injuries warranted the action.

The Humane Society says it feels that Judge Alonzo Harris was to lenient on Doucet during sentencing. Harris sentenced Doucet to one year in prison, suspended, and one year of active supervised probation.

Doucet faced up to 10 years in prison for a conviction on that charge. 

According to the Humane Society of Louisiana, it was one of the worst cases of abuse it had ever encountered.