DANIEL CRUM, Basile Police officer, arrested for animal cruelty

- Louisiana, USA -

On August 7, the Eunice Police Department arrested Basile Police officer, and resident of Eunice, DANIEL CRUM (pictured below – via Facebook) on a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals.

CRUM was arrested after neighbors reported founding CRUM’s injured dog named Lola, as she was dumped on the side of the road.

KATC reports that a source close to the neighbors told the news outlet: “She was dumped to the street, and he quit feeding the dog, as the dog was living under neighbors carports and in their gardens for over a month begging for food.”

Neighbors described the furbaby as a sweet dog and said that after petting her they saw a deep wound around her neck and realized Lola needed immediate care.

As reported by KATC, the neighbors confronted CRUM and told him Lola needed medical care but he did not do anything about it so Eunice police were contacted and alerted to the situation.

Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot did not want to speak with KATC about the case but did confirm the identity of CRUM.

When KATC reached out to Basile Police Chief, he said he has no comment.

Chief Fontenot said CRUM has a scheduled court date in Eunice but the date is unknown.

As for Lola, animal advocates say she is with a foster family and in need of additional veterinarian care.

According to KATC, the animal advocate explained: “She has a sliced neck because of her collar being so tight and the veterinarian said that with an injury like that, the collar could have been around her neck for over a year.”

Those who would like to help Lola can make call-in donations at Millers Veterinary at (337) - 457 - 4136, and notify them of the Account # LOLA. Thank you!

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