ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) - 20-year-old Kaine A. Louzader, of St. Peters, was checked into an inpatient psychiatric facility for evaluation and treatment.
Louzader will be ordered to be on house arrest with a GPS monitoring device following treatment.
“These kind of cases are very emotional, we understand the concerns from the community and our first priority is to get this young man treated.” said Louzader's attorney, Eric Boehmer.
He is facing two felony charges of animal abuse, and prosecutors say charges could be added.
Louzader used to work for Mercy Hospital, who released the following statement:
“As soon as we learned of the charges against Mr. Louzader, we immediately suspended his employment with Mercy and he has since resigned. He is no longer employed by Mercy.”