Bossier City police have arrested a man on animal cruelty charges after two dead dogs were found along with two live dogs in his backyard without food, water or shelter from the excessive heat. Police arrested 28-year old Alvin Ray Jones on four counts of animal cruelty and one count of possession of marijuana.
On Sunday police were called to a house on the 1400 block of Teekell Street after a neighbor noticed two dead dogs in the backyard. Officers found both dogs tied to the end of chains lying in the sun without food or water around. Police also found two other unrestrained dogs without food or water. According to National Weather Service, the temperature in Bossier City at that time was 100 degrees. A Bossier City Animal Control officer recovered the dead dogs and took custody of the two live ones. No one was home at the time police arrived on the scene. A note was left at the residence informing the occupants that Bossier City Animal Control took custody of the dogs due to a complaint about the conditions in which they were found.
Jones was arrested late Monday afternoon after personnel with Bossier City Animal Control contacted police to inform them that he showed up at the animal shelter to retrieve his dogs. When officers made contact with Jones they found him to be in possession of marijuana and charged him accordingly.
Jones was subsequently booked into the Bossier City Jail and transferred this morning to the Bossier Parish Maximum.
From Bossier City Police