Donation website setup for malnourished dog tied up behind home
GONZALES - Deputies in Ascension Parish say they arrested a man after he was accused of leaving his malnourished dog tied to a post behind a shed on his property.
Deputies arrested 39-year-old John Green, of Gonzales, was arrested Tuesday and booked on animal cruelty charges.
According to the APSO, the investigation began on Apr. 27 when deputies received information that a neglected dog was at a home on North Robert Wilson Road.
Deputies attempted to make contact with the homeowner, but he could not be reached. When deputies made contact with the dog, they found it was malnourished and had visible sores on its legs and nose along with dried blood on the back of its ears. The dog was also lying in its own feces, and deputies said the animal was without food, shelter or water.
Ascension Parish Animal Control officers arrived on the scene and took custody of the dog.
Later, deputies identified Green as the homeowner. He told investigators that the dog suffered from heart worms and was being treated by an area veterinary clinic.
Deputies obtained information from the clinic and learned that the dog had not been treated since October 2015. It was also learned that the dog had not been vaccinated.
Green was also charged for not having a rabies tag or proper vaccination records for his dog.
Green was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail where his bond was set at $1,000 by Judge Leblanc.
Cara's House in Gonzales has set-up a website where people can donate to help fund the dog named Prince Adam's recovery.