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Case ID: 18117
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011

County: Livingston

Charges: Misdemeanor, Felony CTA
Disposition: Alleged
Case Images: 2 files available

Alleged: Vernon Glenn Hollingsworth

On the afternoon June 21, 2011 Livingston Parish Deputies were notified of a possible animal cruelty complaint on West Street near Springfield, La. Upon arrival the Deputy located a malnourished black lab on a chain near a dog house. The only available water source was approximately four feet beyond reach of the very skinny dog. A Boxer dog, in even worse condition, was located inside the doghouse. When the owner led it out of the doghouse, it took a few steps and collapsed. No food was available for either animal. The owner told the Deputy he had no job and was unable to care for the dogs. He also said he would borrow food from neighbors and family to feed the dogs.

Vernon Glenn Hollingsworth, a 32 year old white male who listed his address as 25248 West St.,Springfield, La., was booked as follows:

1 Count Simple Cruelty to Animals (Misdemeanor)
1 Count Aggravated Cruelty to Animals (Felony)
1 Count Failure to Pay Child Support (Outstanding Warrant)

Both animals were rescued by Randy Stegal of the Tangipahoa Humane Society. Following an examination by a veterinarian the Boxer had to be euthanized. The Lab is expected to survive.

A conviction for Simple Animal Cruelty is punishable by up to a $1,000.00 fine and imprisonment of up to six months. A judge may also order a psychological evaluation oranger management treatment for the offender. A conviction for Aggravated Animal Cruelty is punishable by up to a $25,000.00 fine and imprisonment of up to 10 years.

As of Thursday June 23, 2011, Hollingsworth remains in the Livingston Parish Detention Center in lieu of a $31,500.00 bond.


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