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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
On Saturday, February 4th,
the Beauregard Sheriff's Office responded to a call regarding two large dogs
running through traffic on highway 171.
At least two vehicles
stopped during a thunderstorm to help the two dogs near Longville.
One was a Weimaraner, the
other a mix, and because of the actions of the Beauregard sheriff's office, one
survived and one didn't.
Just before noon on Saturday, two dogs
drew the attention of several drivers as they ran in out of traffic. The Beauregard
Parish Sheriff's Office was called to restrain the animals. A Weimaraner named Bleau
was caught by a witness before deputies arrived, but the other dog was not as
"In the process of the two speaking,
the officer and the lady speaking, one of the dogs went under the SUV, the
officer's SUV, and she was able to make some sort of a makeshift noose and grab
the other one," said vet tech Nora Fuselier.
Deputies shot and killed the second
dog, a Weimaraner and lab mix. Fuselier was the vet technician that checked out
the surviving dog a few days after the incident.
"She did make mention that the dogs in
no manner showed any aggressiveness, that they seemed to be scared," said
Fuselier. "Apparently it was raining pretty heavily at the time. She said that
one of them, the one that was shot, apparently was attempting to seek out
refuge under the SUV."
The report says deputies contacted
state police before putting the dog down. However, state police have no record
of the phone call, and officials with Troop D say it would be out of the norm
for there to have been a phone call in the situation. For Weimaraner owner Natalie
Jinks, the incident is appalling.
"It tears me up," said Jinks. "It
breaks my heart. These animals are amazing. They are incredibly human like."
Jinks says this particular breed can
be difficult to approach.
"Every breed is different and this
breed in particular is extremely shy and they are afraid of people that they
don't know immediately," said Jinks. "They're going to be skittish."
According to protocol, the dog that
was shot should have been transported and properly disposed of. However, pictures
were taken the day after the incident and the dog remained in the grass off of
"They're just fabulous animals to own
as are any pets, we all love our pets," said Jinks. "These dogs belonged to
someone and it's just a very sad and unfortunate incident."
Fuselier believes this is a lesson
learned for everyone involved.
"Please make sure that your animals are confined in a
fenced in yard or some sort of underground fencing type system," said Fuselier.
"And if not, if there's not possible way that can be done, at least have
identification on them."
We spoke with the Beauregard
Sheriff's Office about the incident. Chief
Deputy Joe Toler mentioned that protocol is to dispose of an animal after it is
He also said because it
was a weekend, it would have been the deputy's responsibility because animal
control only works Monday through Friday.
The surviving Weimaraner
named Bleau did test positive for heart worms during his check up.
He was treated and released and has since
been adopted by a family in Lake Charles.