Qualified home sought for dog at center of crimes against nature case

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Now that the second person accused of crimes against nature involving a dog at the Caddo Parish Animal Shelter has been sentenced, the dog itself needs a home equipped to deal with his special needs. 

The pit bull mix known as Bull has been in quarantine since the incident in 2016 in which a shelter employee had sex with the animal. The act was recorded on a cell phone by a shelter co-worker and the owner of the dog, Booker Thomas. 

The female coworker, 24-year-old Celina Ann Cabrera, pleaded guilty as charged to crimes against nature in June 2017. She was sentenced to 18 months at hard labor, suspended, with 18 months active supervised probation.

As part of a plea agreement, Thomas, 43, pleaded guilty to crimes against nature last week and was sentenced to three years at hard labor, suspended, and three years of active supervised probation. He was also ordered to give up custody of all animals, not just the dog involved in this incident. 

Bull, who is believed to be three to four years old, was kept isolated in quarantine at the shelter as the case was investigated and worked its way through the courts because he was considered evidence. 

Now that he can be released, Caddo Parish Public Information Officer Krystle Grindley says the shelter is working to find him a home that can care for him and his special needs as a result of what happened to him in  2016. 

The Parish’s Animal Services team has been working to evaluate the disposition and maintain the well-being of Bull since he entered the Caddo Parish Animal Shelter. Upon the conclusion of the investigation related to Bull, Animal Services has been working diligently to find the best home for him that will provide the further care and attention that he needs. We have been working closely with several rescues that deal specifically with animal trauma and feel confident that we will be able to place Bull with one of these organizations.

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