Man shoots daughter’s dog for pooping in the house

In Zephyrhills, Florida, an 80-year-old man has been charged with animal cruelty after deputies state he shot his daughter’s dog for pooping in the house. Just in case you’re shaking your head and saying to yourself, this can’t be true, deputies state David Zayas admitted to the crime on Sunday evening.

According to WflaNews, Zayas shot the 13-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever with witnesses present. When he pulled the trigger of a handgun, the dog yelped and fell to the ground after it was wounded in the leg. Zaya’s daughter told authorities her father “hates her dog.”

Even after Zayas was arrested, he told deputies where he came from in Connecticut it is not illegal to shoot a dog. The .22 caliber handgun was found in a plant bed behind the home. Bail was set at $5,000.

The dog was taken to a veterinarian for treatment and survived.

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24 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    Glad he is not my father. What a waste and I think his gun needs to be used on himself to stop him from causing any more injuries and possible deaths of pets and even people.

  2. Kat says:

    You don’t live in Connecticut you live Florida, a**hole! Laws are different. You don’t shoot an animal because it pooped in the house, you discipline it and take it outside to do it’s business. The daughter needs to get rid of the father or else he will do it again!

  3. Marni Montanez says:

    Connecticut animal welfare laws do not allow a mean old man to shoot a dog for pooping in the house. What a liar!

  4. Nadya Rossi says:

    PLEASE don’t take that poor dog back to “Ruthless Toothless!” At 80, he’ll get off completely, but he’s a menace to society and should be put down.

  5. pennysdachshunds says:

    Someone Should take him to a pond with Florida’s largest reptile inhabiting it.. fill his pockets with fresh hamburger and let him dangle his feet in the water… By! By!

  6. Jan Barnes says:

    God bless you, sweet angel lab! Disgusting old subhuman! I hope you rot in prison and in “hell” where you’ve already earned a “very special” place!

  7. J. Martin says:

    Disgusting OLD FART!!!! You do not shoot a dog because it pooped inside the house. Stupid BASTARD … you couldn’t let it outside to go??? That’s where the poor dog needed to go .. but no one was letting it.

  8. Barkley's Mom says:

    If this old fart is living with his daughter then she best be putting him away in an old folks home. I wouldn’t care if he WAS my father, he isn’t going to go around shooting MY dog. Poor old dog probably can’t help what he did unlike the POS that shot him.

  9. maxiemom says:

    This woman needs to chuck ‘daddy dearest’ in the nearest old folks’ home for her protection after he gets out of jail. Too bad he can’t simply be euthanized for her sake and the sake of the population as a whole.

  10. Pamela Garlisch says:

    If the daughter knew that her father hated her dog WHY was the dog around the father?????? The daughter put her dog in harms way, hope she doesn’t get the dog back, she has no sense!

  11. susispot says:

    He looks perfectly capable of opening a door to let the dog out to poop. If the house is his daughter’s I hope she puts him OUT permanently.

  12. Nancy Raymond says:

    Apparently training the dog was too much trouble for this whole useless family. Old Daddy needs to be sitting in a cell where he can become a victim of predatory inmates. His ridiculous statement that it is OK to shoot a dog in Connecticut is a bunch of BS – he is either senile or lying – probably a little of both. Just leave him in jail – let the old fuck rot away.

  13. Jo says:

    What a total basturd! Curiously, the pup snd he are about the same age; I wonder what his habits are? And whose house does he live in? If his, then move out, if his daughter’s, put him in a home!! He hid his gun in the planter cuz he knew he was wrong!!


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