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Monroe woman was arrested on suspicion of cruelty to animals last week after authorities received a complaint about a dead dog on Keller Street



Monroe, LA – According to the police officials, witness told deputies he saw a puppy tied up to a fence, with a short leash, in the back yard next to his property.

He checked on the dog each day out of concern, but ultimately found the dog was dead.

When the officers arrived on scene, they found the puppy. It was not moving and its corpse had attracted flies.

The woman charged with caring for the dog that died was Terika Bell.

The 25-year-old woman said she was not responsible for the dog, but would take responsibility. She refused to say anything else.

She was booked at Ouachita Correctional Center.