A Port Barre man is out on a $7,500 bond after a dead horse and three dogs were found dead on his property.
On December 6, 2018, St. Landry Parish detectives assisted St. Landry Parish Animal Control in reference to a loose horse, according to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz.
Reports indicate that when the agencies arrived at 1906 Bayou Road in Port Barre it was discovered there were eight dog kennels located on the property. Inside of the kennels were two two dog carcasses, stated Guidroz. There were five extremely malnourished dogs, which lacked proper food and shelter. An additional kennel with another dog carcass and a horse carcass were located on the property as well.
Khalil Thomas arrived on scene and told the officers that he was the owner of all animals on the property, according to investigators. Thomas was transported to the Criminal Investigation Division for questioning where he admitted to knowing about the three dead dogs and one dead horse on the property. Thomas stated the horse and dogs died two to four weeks ago, and he has been unable to provide adequate amount of food, water, and shelter for the animals. Thomas was transported to the parish jail and processed.
“I would like to thank the person who brought this to the animal shelter’s attention,” said Sheriff Guidroz. “Working with the witness and the St. Landry Parish Animal Shelter, Thomas was arrested, and the dogs were taken out of that environment. Anyone that has information on dogfighting and/or any animal abuse or neglect is urged to call St. Landry Crime Stoppers at 337-948-8477, or download the P3 app on your mobile device to submit your anonymous tips. You could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward.”