MARION COUNTY, Ind. - Marion County prosecutors say a man killed a red Miniature Pinscher by putting it in an oven, Call 6 Investigator Kara Kenney reports.
Joel Clark, 37, is facing felony charges of killing a domestic animal and torturing or mutilating a vertebrate animal.
According to the probable cause, Clark was on house arrest and living with friends, Christina Kelley and Richard Smith, back in May.
Kelley discovered the dog, Zane, dead in the bottom of a trash can on May 18.
She later opened the over door and saw a cookie sheet and pizza pan with red dog hair and what appeared to be a toenail from a small dog.
According to the probable cause, officials performed a necropsy and found Zane’s whiskers were burned, and he had burn marks on his legs and feet.
“There was blood on the dog’s snout and mouth,” read the report.
The remains of Zane were sent to Purdue University for a necropsy.
Veterinarian Mark Petersmann said the most likely cause of death was thermal pulmonary injury leading to pulmonary edema, also known as fluid buildup in the lungs.
Kelley told officers there were not any disagreements with Clark that may have led to the killing of the dog.
Kenney was unable to reach Clark’s public defender for comment.
He is scheduled for a pretrial conference September 10.
He is also facing a felony escape charges for violating his home detention order.
Kmart apologizes for layaway problems
Kmart is apologizing for problems with its layaway system that has left some families scrambling the week before Christmas, Call 6…
Price of Narcan increases 300% in 2 years
As the rate of heroin overdoses continues to rise, so is the cost of the life-saving medicine.
Kmart cancels layaway orders for some customers
The Call 6 Investigators have uncovered a problem with Kmart's layaway system that has some families scrambling for gifts days before…
IOSHA: Marion Co. Fairgrounds safe to work
The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) did not find any health and safety violations at the Marion County…
Docs: Dad had anger issues before baby's death
Records show a Greenwood father accused of shaking and killing his 2-month-old baby had no prior history with the Indiana Department of Child…