SPRINGFIELD - A Springfield man faces prosecution on animal cruelty counts after deputies discovered two malnourished and dehydrated dogs at his house, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday.
Vernon Glen Hollingsworth, 32, 25248 West St., was arrested and booked Tuesday on one felony count and one misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals, said Perry Rushing, chief of operations for the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Hollingsworth told deputies that he had no job and was unable to care for the black Labrador retriever and boxer he kept at his residence, Rushing said.
The canines had no food, and their only water source was out of the reach of the Labrador, which was on a chain.
Both dogs were taken by the Tangipahoa Humane Society, Rushing said.
After a veterinarian examined the dogs, the boxer was euthanized, Rushing said.
The Labrador is expected to survive, Rushing said.
Hollingsworth was held in the Livingston Parish Detention Center on a $31,500 bail.