A Louisiana veterinarian is facing animal cruelty chargers for allegedly shooting her neighbor’s dog, Bruiser. According to WGNO News, Kelly Folse, a veterinarian in Jefferson Parish, is accused of causing fatal injuries to the 15-month-old bulldog on December 13.
After the shooting, Bruiser’s owners took their dog to Abadie Veterinary Hospital – the business where Folse was employed prior to the shooting. Despite veterinary care, the dog succumbed to his injuries.
The shooting was apparently the culmination of Folse’s frustration over the dog’s “incessant” barking. Aside from the barking, the dog was never reported to be vicious.
Investigators with the local sheriff’s department determined that the veterinarian was behind the fatal incident and Folse was arrested in December 19. At a press conference, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto commented on the situation:
“This is why we’re having a press conference today. A veterinarian, shooting the dog of a next door neighbor. I wouldn’t expect it of you, me, of anybody else, but for a vet, give me a break people.”
Abadie Veterinary Hospital has fired Folse.
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