Dog Expert Witness On Losing Side In Dogfighting Case

A Louisiana District Court judge acquitted two men of 48 counts of dogfighting on Wednesday. Although Kathy Strouse, a superintendent for the Chesapeake Animal Control Unit in Virginia, was brought in as a dog expert witness by the United States Humane Society, the judge said a state prosecutor failed to provide substantial evidence of their involvement in the illegal sport.

Floyd Boudreaux Guy faced charges after an investigation led Louisiana State Police officers on March 11, 2005, to seize 57 pit bulls the officers believed were being used for illegal dogfighting. The dogs were seized from the men’s Youngsville home. Expert witness Strouse was involved in the dogfighting prosecution of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick. Dogfighting has been illegal since 1982.