On Monday, February 16, 2015, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to an animal cruelty complaint. Officers then learned that Rashard Poche (AKA – Rocky) allegedly threw a dog against a wall then stomped on the dog while at a Killona residence.
The dog was transported to Riverlands Animal Hospital in LaPlace. The dog, who was being treated for severe head trauma, neck injury, and state of shock, had to be put down yesterday due to injuries sustained during this incident.
A warrant has been issued for Rashard C. Poche for Cruelty to Animals. The Sheriff’s Office is actively searching for Poche. Anyone having any information on Poche’s whereabouts is asked to contact the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985-783-6807.
Poor sweet Jojo
This is Jo. He is 9 years old. He weighs 6lbs. Jojo was brought to Riverlands Animal
Hospital by his owner yesterday morning after she received a call at work stating her dog
"wasn't right." When she arrived home her neice said her boyfriend had been hitting her and he stopped and grabbed Jojo and threw him against the wall. When Jojo fell to the floor the boyfriend proceeded to kick him in the head twice. Jojo is somewhat responsive. As of yesterday morning his bill was $700.00 and it is estimated to exceed $2,500.00. Jojo had a seizure last night and was very vocal, but as of this morning he has calmed down and is resting. He is Recumbent which is why his head is twisted as you see in the photos. He cannot control that. He has swelling in the face, eye, and head but no cranial fractures thankfully. Jojo has a chance but must remain in the hospital receiving care that his owner cannot afford. She was devastated and hysterical upon arrival at the vet clinic and it took some time for the staff to calm her down. She loves her dog and I'm hoping to be able to raise some funds to help with his vet care so that he may live and have many additional years with a mom who loves him very much. The Vet Clinic is 985-652-6369 and the account is Jojo Lockett, you can donate to the account directly. Please forward this email to anyone you think may contribute to his care. If every person this email reaches would donate $1.00 it would add up quickly. If you have any questions please contact Racheal with Animal House Rescue @ 504-615-2330.