In St. Albans, West Virginia, a 63-year-old man has been charged with felony animal cruelty after shooting his dog for chewing his dentures. According to WsazNews, Charles Gillispie was arrested by deputies on Tuesday after authorities received a complaint concerning animal cruelty to a dog.
When authorities arrived at Gillispie’s home located on West Main Street, they found a small white dog lying dead in a cage. The dog had been shot twice in the face and died as a result of the injuries. Gillispie said he shot the dog while it was in the cage. He complained the dog had chewed up his expensive false teeth, and had frequently chewed up other things in the home.
So Mr. Gillispie – why didn’t you supply your dog with toys and treats he could chew on? Obviously the little dog needed mental, emotional and physical stimulation.
Gillispie is being held at South Central Regional Jail on a $25,000 property bond.
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(Photo of chewing his dentures via West Virginia Regional Jail)