The Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney’s office charged an Amarillo, Texas, man with a felony count of cruelty to an animal after police suspect he cut off a puppy’s ears and attempted to sew them back on.
Juan Chavira, 30, is charged with causing serious damage to a white pit bull puppy, who police say witnesses heard whimpering in the trunk of Chavira’s vehicle on Aug. 19.
His case will go to a Lubbock County grand jury on Oct. 9. Police arrived to find the dog with mangled ears and a body covered in blood and, after interviewing witnesses, arrested Chavira.
The dog was taken by Lubbock Animal Services, which confirmed the male dog named “Major” is in good spirits and remains at the shelter in special protection.