The Natchitoches Animal Shelter received a call from a concerned citizen in reference to a possible dead animal in the neighborhood of North Melrose Avenue on Oct. 19. Upon arrival Animal Control Officers conducted a search of the area and located a deceased pit-bull in the late stages of decomposition still restrained in the back yard of a residence. Also found was a malnourished female dog, which was seized by Animal Control Officers.
Jaquarious Calvin, 21, was placed under arrest and charged with felony cruelty to animals, 3 counts misdemeanor cruelty to animals, no city pet license, no proof of rabies vaccination, and maintenance of premises. Calvin was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.
If you have any concerns of animal cruelty or neglect please call The Natchitoches Animal Shelter @ (318)357-3885 or NPD @ (318)352-8101. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.