A man allegedly stabbed his girlfriend’s dog with a knife and used pliers to break the dog’s teeth after it urinated on their bed.
The San Antonio Police Department arrested Vernon Ortiz on animal cruelty charges following the incident.
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Police were called to a home on August 2 where they found a dachshund, which belonged to Ortiz’s girlfriend, with facial wounds and problems with its teeth.
Authorities say the 41-year-old allegedly used a 15cm hunting knife to stab the dog in the face after it had urinated on the bed.
Ortiz also allegedly used pliers to break the dog’s teeth.
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After an investigation, Ortiz confessed to stabbing the dog and he was charged with a 3rd-degree felony of animal cruelty.
If he is found guilty, Ortiz faces jail time and up to US$10,000 in fines.
Officials say the dog is recovering and has been returned to its owner.