Man Arrested for Stabbing Dog

A 41 year old San Antonio man was arrested today on felony animal cruelty charges, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Police say Vernon Ortiz, 41, stabbed his girlfriend's dog with a six inch hunting knife after the dachshund urinated on his bed. Police say Ortiz then used a pair of pliers to break ten of the dog's teeth.

It happened at the woman's home on the northwest side earlier this month.

Animal Care Services says the dog is under the care of veterinarians.

Ortiz could get up to ten years in prison on the third degree felony charge.


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