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Abandoned dogs lead to cruelty charge

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A Doyline woman is behind bars following and investigation concerning animal cruelty.

The Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call concerning animals that had been abandoned at a residence on Dogwood Road in Doyline. Upon arrival the deputies heard a dog yelping inside and there was a red dog that was possibly a pitbull tied to a tree, according booking reports.

“The dog was very skinny, all bones showing. It looked like a skeleton with red fur placed on it,” the report read.

The dog had no food or water. After speaking with neighbors the officers learned that Cordova had not been home for several days. The front door was unsecured and two deputies entered and found another small tan dog inside along with three cats. No food or water was available for these animals inside of the house.

Kelsey Cordova, 21, of Doyline was arrested Thursday and charged with Cruelty to Animals. She was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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