A disgruntled neighbor in Orange Park, Florida facing felony animal cruelty charges after deputies allege he sprayed an unknown liquid at his neighbor’s three dogs.
According to News4Jax, Timothy Joseph Costello, 54, was seen tormenting the dogs through a fence that separated Costello’s backyard with the yard where the dogs lived on Aries Drive. The deputy’s report stated Costello was told to immediately stop spraying the dogs. A witness called authorities after he had seen Costello spraying the dogs with a fluid from a pump sprayer.
When the deputy was called back a second time, he could hear the dogs barking again. The owner of the dogs stated this had been an ongoing issue. Costello was later arrested and accused of torturing an animal with the intent to inflict intense pain.
This is a developing story, and it is not known what the liquid contained that had been sprayed at the dogs nor if the dogs were injured.
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