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Louisiana vet accused of killing neighbor's dog because of its barking

3 years 9 months 6 days ago Wednesday, December 20 2017 Dec 20, 2017 December 20, 2017 6:41 AM December 20, 2017 in Crime
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ Staff
Photo: The Advocate

HARAHAN- A Jefferson Parish veterinarian was arrested and accused of cruelty to animals after authorities say she shot a neighbor's dog in the head because of its incessant barking.

The Advocate reports that Kelly Folse, 35, is accused of shooting Bruiser, a 15-month-old American bulldog. The incident occurred on Dec. 13.

Authorities say the owner rushed the dog to Abadie Veterinarian Hospital in Harahan, the same office where Folse worked, but Bruiser died the next day. Folse was not involved in caring for the dog following the shooting.

During a news conference on Tuesday, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto said that Folse was booked on aggravated cruelty to an animal, illegal discharge of a weapon and two drug offenses stemming from prescription narcotics found in the house without a prescription.

Lopinto said that Folse was fired from her job at the veterinary clinic.

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