A man in Texas was spotted by a neighbor as he was stabbing his puppy!!
What a terrible person.
The neighbor screamed at him to stop but when he started to approach them, they ran inside and called the cops.
The police showed up and found the puppy in a dumpster.
The cops took the dog to an animal hospital where life saving surgery was performed.
The man was forcibly removed from his home and taken to jail on $25,000 bail.
Defending himself he said:
"I love my dog. I wasn’t trying to be cruel. I was trying to take care of it."
He said his dog, Taz, suffered from intestinal worms and heart worms and he couldn't afford to pay a vet.
"I only make $280 every two weeks…"
…was his excuse.
He said he didn't even know a dog could be given to an animal shelter.
He was trying to do the 'humane' thing and end the dog's life but he doesn't own a gun due to a 2007 drug charge.
So obviously he had to stab her to death.
"It was not an easy decision. It took me two hours to work up the nerve to go out there and do it."
He faces 180 days to 2 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
We hope they throw the book at him.
Taz is doing well and is expected to survive.
[Image via AP Images.]
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