OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — Authorities have booked a Washington-area man with animal cruelty after he allegedly killed a horse by dragging it and throwing it into a ditch.

The Daily World reports Roy Rubin was arrested Thursday.

Jessie Bellard, with St. Landry Parish Government, says Rubin owns three other horses, and they are being confiscated.

Bellard said the man's other horses were all severely malnourished.

If people have a horse they can no longer care for, Bellard said they can call the parish animal shelter at 337-948-6184.

It was unclear whether Rubin has an attorney.