FRANKLIN, LA (WVUE) - A graphic Facebook post lead to a Washington Parish man's arrest on animal cruelty charges.
According to the Humane Society of Louisiana, 34-year-old Todd Hammond posted a photo on Facebook of a dog that he allegedly shot and killed. Authorities say Hammond posted the photo to the Facebook group "Black Hunters and Fishers" on Jan. 13 with the caption "This is what a 7 mag will do when you constantly spoiling my hunting."
Several people contacted the Franklin Police Department and the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office to report Hammond for animal cruelty according to the HSL. Deputies located and arrested him the next day. Hammond was booked into the Washington Parish Jail on one charge of Cruelty to Animals. His bond is set at $10,000.
"We are grateful that so many people got involved in the beginning stages of this investigation and notified the local police and the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office to help apprehend and charge Mr. Hammond," said Jeff Dorson, Director of the HSL. "The community is rightfully outraged by Mr. Hammond's callous actions and insensitivity in this matter."