Louisiana State Fire Marshal Deputy accused of abusing his K-9

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A deputy with the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office is facing animal cruelty charges following the death of a working dog.

News outlets report that 28-year-old Robert Fain of Haughton was arrested Friday in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Photo courtesy of East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office

Officials say Fain was a deputy with the state agency working around Shreveport.

An investigation began in October following the death of his working animal, Maily.

A report found the dog died of neglectful malnourishment. Authorities say Fain resigned after his arrest.

It’s unclear whether he has an attorney to speak on his behalf.

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