Livingston woman arrested after 4 baby chickens found ‘squished’ dead in her car

Livingston woman arrested after 4 baby chickens found ‘squished’ dead in her car
Lauren Bonnette (Polk County Jail)

POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Livingston woman after four baby chickens were found “squished” dead in her car.

Lauren Elizabeth Bonnette, 41, is charged with four counts of state-jail felony animal cruelty. She was arrested on the charge Saturday and is being held on a collective bond of $20,000.

According to an arrest affidavit, deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of Hackberry Lane for an incident involving Bonnette and her husband. When the deputy arrived, Bonnette was not there and the husband began “informing me about what his day to day life is like with Bonnette and that she has been acting irrational, neglectful, and aggressive around her immediate family,” according to the affidavit.

The affidavit states Bonnette’s two daughters complained that while they were staying elsewhere away from their mother, she killed two adult chickens and their pet rabbit.

The deputy then searched Bonnette’s car and reported finding four dead baby chickens which appeared to be squished and dead for some time.

The affidavit states Bonnette knew about the chicks, admitted to taking them and claimed she stayed in the same car where they were found.

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