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Man accused of shooting neighbor's dog for pooping on his yard

Joe Richard
Booking photo via KHOU News

According to Wednesday's KHOU News, an elderly man in Houston, Texas, is accused of shooting his neighbor's dog because he was tired of poop on his yard.

On the morning of March 24, 80-year-old Joe Richard allegedly shot a small dog named "Betsy," leaving her so badly injured that she is not expected to walk again.

Richard told the authorities that he was "annoyed" that the dog would not stay off of his lawn.

Betsy's owner denies Richard's claim - she believes that the man just does not like dogs and she insists that her dog was not even on Richard's lawn.

The accused shooter is facing a charge of animal cruelty.

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