BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department says they arrested a man Monday after they discovered emaciated dogs while responding to a domestic abuse call.
Baton Rouge Police responded to a call in reference to a battery Saturday, October 10 in the 2800 block of 72nd Avenue.
Police say when they arrived they came in contact with a woman at the home stating that she and her husband, 32-year-old Bobby Rogers, had gotten into an argument that escalated to him hitting her in the face leaving a small laceration on her top lip. She also said that at one point in the dispute, Rogers put a gun to her head and threatened to kill her and her children.
The victim also added that although she and Rogers have been married for two years, they were not currently living together.
According to police they made contact with Rogers on Monday, October 12 at the same address.
While at the home, officers observed three emaciated dogs chained up to numerous objects that were not provided clean water or adequate shelter. When the dogs were unchained, they all made significant attempts to drink water from nearby buckets. All three dogs were later seized by animal control.
Rogers was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where he has been charged with domestic abuse battery, aggravated assault with a firearm and cruelty to animals.
Rogers' bond has not yet been set.