Texas Man Stabbed His Nephew's Dog Because It Killed His Chicken Last Year, Authorities Say

Authorities said Tuesday that the dog was doing well

A Central Texas man stabbed his nephew's dog in retaliation for the dog killing his chicken last year, authorities say.

Owen Jay Pettit, 45, was arrested Saturday on a charge of cruelty to non-livestock animals. He has since bonded out of the Travis County jail.

According to an arrest-warrant affidavit obtained by the Austin American-Statesman, Pettit's 28-year-old nephew told Travis County authorities that he could hear his dog, Jess, yelping and barking around 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

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