WEATHERFORD, Texas - A 25-year-old man is jailed on $10,000 bond on animal cruelty charges after authorities say he broke the neck of a dog that had been abandoned at a North Texas trailer park and threw the animal in a trash container.
Parker County authorities say the dog was bothering Kyle Rufus Childers so he killed it. Sheriff Larry Fowler says a resident who'd been giving the dog food and water saw Childers discard the dog's body.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports authorities retrieved the body and took it to a veterinarian. X-rays showed the fatal injury.
The dog's owner, 39-year-old Anthony West, also was arrested for abandoning the animal. He's free on bond. West told officials he left the dog at a farm but it apparently returned to the trailer park.
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