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Louisiana veterinarian arrested for allegedly shooting dog in the head, reports say

Authorities considered Kelly Folse a suspect in the dog’s death, because of hostile text messages that she allegedly sent to his owner, WDSU said.

(Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office)

A veterinarian in Louisiana was Tuesday arrested after allegedly shooting her neighbor’s dog in the back of the head, reports said.

Kelly Folse, who worked at the Abadie veterinary hospital, was arrested by the authorities in connection with the death of a 15-month-old American bulldog, News Channel 10 reported.

She was reportedly charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, illegal discharge of a weapon near a school and los of drug possession.

Folse lived next door to the owner of the dog, Stacey Fitzner, and had previously complained heated by means of sms-messages about the bulldog, Bruizer, and are barking, News Channel 10 said. They told the researchers that she thought the dog was aggressive, although neighbors discredited that claim, WDSU reported.

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On Dec. 13, Fitzner told News Channel 10 that her dog, Bruizer, outside, in the garden, while she went to work. Later in the day, her mother reportedly was picking up her niece and nephew from a neighboring school when she saw the dog in the garden, not to move.

“Her and my cousin found the dog with blood around him,” Fitzner told the outlet. “Someone had come up behind him and put the gun on him and shoot him.”

After realizing that he had been shot in the head, Fitzner and her brother rushed the dog to the vet, who happened to be her neighbor, who was out on that day, News Channel 10 said.

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While they allegedly thought Bruizer had a chance to fight, vets were eventually forced to the young dog the following day due to his injuries.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified of the incident and is considered Folse a suspect by the text messages, WDSU said. In the investigation of her house, authorities reportedly two different types of drugs which they allegedly acquired by means of the veterinary regulations.

Folse, the employer confirmed that the News on Channel 10 that she was fired from her job as a result of the incident.

“We are shocked and disgusted by the actions of her,” Dr. Scott Abadie said. “It’s just not something you expect from someone, especially a vet.”

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