Malnourished dogs, one dead, leads to cruelty charges

Destrehan man accused of providing improper care, faces 29 total crime counts

A Destrehan man was arrested on animal cruelty charges after apparently providing improper care and living conditions that led to the malnourishment of several dogs, and the death of another.

Aaron Trahan, 33, of 299 Carolyn Drive in Destrehan, was arrested Nov. 23 and was charged with 29 total crime counts including aggravated cruelty to animals, eight counts of principal to simple cruelty to animals, nine counts of penned pit bulls, nine counts of principal to rabies vaccine required and two counts of principal to breeder registration required.

According to Cpl. James Grimaldi, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman, deputies received a complaint regarding a deceased dog at Trahan’s Carolyn Drive residence.

During an investigation of his home, several dogs appeared skinny and were found to be malnourished, not up to date on their vaccinations and housed in less than proper conditions. As the complaint indicated, one of the dogs was found dead.

Grimaldi said animal control took possession of the dogs.

Trahan is being held at Nelson Coleman Correctional Center on a bond of $15,000.

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