A Missouri man is facing animal abuse and armed criminal action charges after allegedly binding a dachshund with tape and throwing it into a ditch during bitterly cold weather.
Paul Garcia, 39, allegedly wrapped the dog's legs and muzzle with electrical and duct tape,a Thursday release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says. Garcia allegedly threw the dog from a stopped vehicle into a ditch.
A deputy rescued the dog after approximately 12 hours, police say. Rescuers have named the dachshund Jimmy.
Full story (WARNING - Disturbing photo of dog taped) HERE