A 25-year-old man is jailed on $10,000 bond on animal cruelty charges after authorities said he broke the neck of a dog that had been abandoned and threw the animal in a trash container.
Parker County authorities said the dog was bothering Kyle Rufus Childers so he killed it.
According to The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the dog’s owner, 39-year-old Anthony West, told police he had driven to a nearby farm and abandoned the animal after it damaged the North Texas trailer park where he lived.
Sheriff Larry Fowler said the dog returned to the trailer park and a resident began caring for the animal, giving it food and water.
That resident reportedly witnessed Childers dropping the dog in a dumpster.
Childers told the resident “the dog was bothering him so he broke its neck,” authorities said.
Authorities retrieved the body and took it to a veterinarian. X-rays showed the fatal injury.
“This poor dog was first abandoned by its owner and ultimately met a gruesome death by the violent hands of another,” Fowler said in a news release. “He only knew love for a brief moment through a stranger who tried to care.”
West was arrested for abandoning the animal. He’s free on bond.