A Bushkill Township man faces animal cruelty charges for shooting his chained dog in the head after the animal bit him in the arm. Dean Anthony Tomsic was intoxicated when police arrived at his home on Monday, after a woman called authorities stating Tomsic threatened to burn down her home.
According to Lehigh Valley Live, the woman reported the drunk had shot his mixed breed dog named Lucky in the head. When police arrived, Tomsic, 56, had been staggering as well as slurring his speech; he had a cut on his left arm and stated the dog had bitten him and he “put an end to it.” He added the dog would never bite him again because he “shot the dog” dead with a rifle.
Lucky was found in the backyard with a gunshot wound to his head. The dog had been chained when shot and killed with a .243 Winchester rifle. Tomsic was arrested at the scene and has been charged with animal cruelty, making terrorist threats, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. He remains in the Northampton County Prison in lieu of $20,000 bond.
Rest in peace Lucky. One can only imagine how you had been treated when you bit your owner.
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