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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