Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty

LaGrange Police arrested a young woman for Animal Cruelty for failing to take her dog to the vet.

Thursday morning, La-Grange Police responded to the 1200 block of Troup Street in reference to an animal complaint.

Police were informed that there was a dog behind the residence that had an apparent injury to its legs.

Officers checked the residence and found a brown and white Shar Pei dog that was walking on his front legs due an injury to his hind legs. Upon further inspection, police determined the dog’s right hind foot had been chewed to the point where his paw was exposed to the bone.

Police then made contact at the residence and spoke with a female who advised the dog belonged to her daughter, Kiara Loyd, who was currently at work. She stated that her daughter was aware of the injury to the dog and told police that the dog has plenty of food and water.

Loyd was then called to the house and she stated she received the dog about five months ago and it was in good health at the time.

She stated she noticed the injury to the dog about three weeks ago and had been trying to treat the wounds with over the counter pet medication.

Loyd stated she had not taken the dog to a veterinarian because she could not afford to do so. She stated she made sure the dog was fed and had water in his bowl, but she did not know what to do or what was going on with the injuries.

Loyd, age 22, was then arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail charged with Animal Cruelty.

The female was later released from the Troup County Jail on $1,000 bond.