In Spring, Texas, Eric Lopez, 46, has been charged with assaulting a family member and cruelty to animals involving the family’s Chihuahua. During a domestic argument on Saturday, Lopez is alleged to have hit his wife with a hockey stick and choked her.
According to Click2Houston, Lopez continued his violence on the family Chihuahua by picking it up and splitting its legs apart. The little dog’s legs were broken, and when police arrived he was rushed to the veterinarian. The dog’s condition is not known.
Lopez is currently in the Harris County Jail. Bond has been set at $5,000.
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