Ascension Parish man arrested on 33 counts of animal cruelty


ASCENSION PARISH, La. (KLFY)– 50-year-old Thomas West was arrested on Sunday for animal cruelty after deputies found 33 dogs living in “horrid conditions.”

According to APSO, deputies were dispatched to a home “on Martin Rd. to assist the animal shelter in an animal cruelty case.”

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, when deputies got there, they found the 33 dogs and one dog was found dead.

The homeowner was identified as Thomas West.

The Ascension Parish man was arrested and is currently in the Ascension Parish Jail.

West is facing 33 counts if animal cruelty.

APSO said, “all dogs were taken to Cara’s House Animal Shelter for housing and treatment.”

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