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Punish Former Deputy Fire Marshal Who Starved K9 Partner To Death

Published: November 12, 2020 at 10:21 AM Author: Penny Eims

Louisiana – A former Louisiana State Fire Marshal Deputy is facing multiple charges after he allegedly starved his own K-9 partner to death. The agency has identified Robert Fain, a corporal in the Shreveport area, as the man responsible for the death of Maily, a Belgian Malinois mix who died of neglectful malnourishment.

Maily died in October – her handler claimed that she had passed away because of a lengthy illness. But a necropsy on Maily’s body revealed that she died of starvation.

In a news release, State Fire Marshal Butch Browning commented on the heartbreaking case:

As a dog owner and former K-9 handler myself, these findings make me sick. We consider all of our K-9 officers part of our law enforcement family and treatment of these animals as anything less is unacceptable. Outright neglect and abuse like this will not be tolerated or excused. These actions alleged against Robert Fain are the actions of one individual and are not reflective of the dedication our handlers have to their K-9 partners nor of our agency’s commitment to public safety and abating arson.

Maily relied on Fain, her partner, to care for her but he betrayed her in the worst possible fashion. Now the former deputy is facing multiple charges including one count each of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals and Malfeasance in Office as well as six counts of 1st Degree Injuring Public Records and four counts each of Theft and Payroll Fraud.

Please join us in asking for Fain to receive the maximum punishment for ALL of his charges – a plea deal is not acceptable! Maily deserves justice!

Update June 28/2022: The case is still open with no new court dates yet

June 2021: Animal Victory has learned that court (pretrial) is scheduled to take place in July.

Update 4/26/2021: Animal Victory has sent 20,461 signatures and comments to Ashley Rodrigue today for the upcoming court date. Please read our letter here.

Update 3/26/2021: Animal Victory has learned that court is scheduled for May 25, 2021.

Update 2/17/2021: Ashley Rodrigue, the State Fire Marshal’s public affairs director, has thanked Animal Victory for staying on top of this important case and she has assured us that they want to see the same just that we do. The next court date is scheduled for March 9, 2021.

Update 1/20/2020: Today we sent 10,472 signatures and comments to Ashley Rodrique along with our letter of intent. Read our letter here.

* Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.



Punish Former Deputy Fire Marshal Who Starved K9 Partner To Death

194 signatures = 1% of goal


194 John Robertson Nov 30, 2022
193 Dana Dykes Nov 19, 2022
192 Gwendolyn Hayward Nov 11, 2022
191 brigitte deschaintre Nov 11, 2022
190 R Beaton Nov 11, 2022
189 Amy Ong Nov 04, 2022
188 Lisa Cairns Oct 20, 2022
187 Carolina Pino Oct 15, 2022
186 Shannon Nichols Oct 07, 2022
185 Marga Gili Sep 22, 2022
184 Shambhavi Ojha Sep 18, 2022
183 Guisselle Martinez Sep 17, 2022
182 Elizabeth Smith Sep 16, 2022
181 Carmen Verdugo Sep 11, 2022
180 Michelle Krueger Sep 09, 2022
179 Nancy Coupe Sep 03, 2022
178 Jeffrey Clouatre Sep 03, 2022
177 Lindsay Taylor Aug 23, 2022
176 Farah Khumbatta Aug 20, 2022
175 Patricia Henson Aug 19, 2022
174 Anu Dutt Aug 18, 2022
173 Susan Cerniglia Aug 11, 2022
172 deb meeks I am sickened by what he done and can't find the words to describe my feelings and sadness for this animal ,only God really knows how Maily suffered. I hope justice finds him and I hope it's his worst nightmare just like he was hers ! My God horrible what he done and how can he sleep at night ? Aug 11, 2022
171 Vickie Barnett Aug 10, 2022
170 Renee Crawford Aug 10, 2022
169 C G Aug 08, 2022
168 Ana Carolina Casey Please put this horrible animal abuser in prison for ever evil monster!!! Kick him out of the police department ant put him In prison for ever !!! Aug 05, 2022
167 maggie nebout punish him Jul 26, 2022
166 kingsley clary Jul 15, 2022
165Anonymous Jul 14, 2022