Man booked with cruelty to dog that led to tail amputation _lowres

Tyrone Thomas

A Morgan City resident was booked recently on an animal cruelty accusation after a rubber band tied around a dog’s tail led to an amputation, police said.

Tyrone F. Thomas, 49, was booked on one count of cruelty to animals at 12:13 a.m. Friday, Morgan City police Lt. James Blair said in a release.

Following a tip, animal control employees took the dog from Thomas’ Sixth Street home and found its tail, which had a band wound around it, was infected, Blair said.

“The animal was seized by the animal control officer and after being evaluated, it was learned that the dog’s tail would have to be amputated,” Blair said.

Thomas was released from jail after posting bail.