NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) —
The Humane Society of Louisiana is asking the public to provide any information it may have on any of the dogs whose charred remains were found in the bushes off Michoud Boulevard in New Orleans East.
On Aug. 4th a crew was shooting a video for the local rock group RMDY with several former Saints players and Rockin Doopsie when they discovered the charred remains of one dog and what appeared to the skull of another dog.
According to the Humane Society, in the same area, the outline of a third animal, approximately the size of a dog, appeared to have been moved or had simply disintegrated over time.
Robbie Slaton, manager of the band, first noticed a strong smell coming from the bushes where they were shooting a scene and discovered the grisly remains.
“As I was walking on the street during a scene in the video I was overcome by the smell of something that was obviously burned. Not too far from the road, I found the body of a medium-sized dog burnt to the core from head to toe. Nearby was what looked like the skull of another dog. I could not help but hope at that moment that he was not alive when this horrific act occurred. I don’t think I will ever get the image out of my mind. The band, during filming, joined me at the scene. We were all very upset,” said Slaton.
“We are equally upset that someone carried out this crime. It is highly likely that someone killed these dogs and tried to hide any marks or scars by burning them. We are asking for the public to contact us should they have any information about these dogs and how they ended up in this condition,” said Jeff Dorson, Humane Society Director.
Witnesses recently contacted the Humane Society of Louisiana, and its staff members visited the site on Aug. 12th and took additional photos.
The Humane Society is asking the public to contact it if anyone has any information about these dogs, who they belonged to or how they perished.
The Humane Society can be reached by calling 901-268-4432. Several years ago, the Humane Society also discovered the carcass of a small dog in City Park that had been burned and left in a fire pit near Scout Island. That case remains unsolved.
The Humane Society plans to give the dogs a proper burial and leave a marker within the next few days.