Saturday, July 29, 2017

Louisiana: Kody Yellott and Alaura Nixon arrested, charged with animal cruelty after puppies found dead, other dogs found living in feces, urine

LOUISIANA -- On July 10 at approximately 11:00 a.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at a home at 2304 Kathy Drive in Sulphur in reference to animal cruelty.


 Upon arrival deputies spoke with the homeowner, who no longer lives at the home and who was also the complainant, who advised deputies when she arrived at the house she found two small puppies dead on a pile of dirty clothes located in the kitchen. 

She advised deputies she had put them in a bag and then called the Sheriff’s Office.

The home owner gave deputies permission to search the residence.

 Once inside deputies located the two residents, Kody Yellott, 26, and Alaura Nixon, 19, who were immediately detained due to deputies locating drug paraphernalia in close proximity to them.

Upon a search of the home, deputies located 8 dogs inside the residence. Deputies also located 6 small puppies in a corner of the living room that were laying in feces and urine. 


There was no food located in the home for the dogs and the floors of the residence were covered in urine and feces. 

Deputies observed the remains of two small puppies that were found by the homeowner to be partially eaten by the dogs found in the residence.

Apparently her dogs were churning out puppies regularly

Yellot was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 14 counts of simple animal cruelty; 2 counts of aggravated animal cruelty; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Judge Robert Wyatt set his bond at $27,500.

Nixon was released, due to needing medical attention, with charges of 14 counts of simple animal cruelty; and 2 counts of aggravated animal cruelty.


A Calcasieu Parish Animal Services detective arrived and took all fourteen (14) dogs into custody, after the owner signed a voluntary surrender. They were transported to Calcasieu Parish Animal Services and checked by a licensed veterinarian and found to be underweight.

CPSO Deputy Tyler McKnight is the arresting officer on this case. CPSO Detective Jennie Duncan is the lead investigator on this case.


In the video cilp, the neighbor says they've lived at this address "for a couple years", but in a GoFundMe posted in March, Alaura is begging for money saying they're "homeless and in need". Notice she fails to mention the other 13 dogs in her possession. Reminder to people to not believe everything they read and be very cautious about who you donate money to.

Homeless And In Need
Created March 20, 2017
by Alaura Nixon
My name's Alaura. Me my dog Molly and my boyfriend Kody are in need of help. We are sleeping on a porch and have little to no room for even the smallest of things. Like a bed. Or a place to put our clothes. I am rasing money to get us a place and a brand new bed. And some food for my baby Molly. Please help us get our lives back on track. God bless you all.

Kody has recently gotten his job back. But will but be receiving pay until the 17th of April. So any donations are greatly appreciated until then. Thanks.


(Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office - July 11, 2017)

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