Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the residents, Shawna E. Crochet II, 25, and Christopher D. Hilburn, 31, who gave deputies permission to search the residence.
Deputies entered another room and located the severely decomposed remains of three puppies.
One of the residents stated to detectives they had not been in the room for approximately three weeks and did not know there were any dead animals in the room.
|She clearly didn't forget to feed herself, but she|
forgot she had starving, dying and dead animals
locked away in a room in her house?
Crochet and Hilburn were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 8 counts of simple animal cruelty; 3 counts of aggravated animal cruelty; and 3 counts of failure to cremate or bury the remains of an animal. They were both released the next day on $20,000 bonds set by Judge Sharon Wilson.
A Calcasieu Parish Animal Control detective arrived and took all eight (8) dogs into custody. The six (6) emaciated dogs received emergency medical care, and one of the puppies died while receiving medical attention.
They say the puppies are not socialized to humans and are fearful of being touched, they've gained water weight which shows just how dehydrated and close to death they were, and they're slowly recovering.
CPSO Detective Jennie Duncan is the lead investigator on this case.
(CPSO - Nov 14, 2016)