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Monroe man arrested for animal cruelty, witness speaks out

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- A Monroe man is accused of abusing several of his dogs.

Police say the dogs were on short chains and had no food or water.
    
Casey says she witnessed dogs being neglected across the street from where she works. She didn't hesitate to report it.

Lawrence Carter was arrested by Monroe police officers Friday.

Police officers located 8 dogs all of them were injured in some way. One dog was even trapped underneath the house.

"When he was brought out he could not walk. His back legs were not working. They had to pick him up and help him out," Gordon said.

Three of the dogs were so badly injured, they had to be put to sleep.

Casey doesn't know why Carter would hurt these dogs, but when she saw them being rescued from his home, she prayed for one of the dogs she saw to find a home.

"It melted my heart I mean he was just so happy. You could see it in his eyes he was just so thankful to have someone come and get him out of those deplorable conditions," Gordon said.

Carter is in OCC charged with 8 counts of aggravated animal cruelty.
Casey says she wants to encourage others to report animal cruelty and believes the justice system needs to make Carter an example.

The remaining dogs are being held at the Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter.
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