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Man Charge With Animal Cruelty After Getting Dog Drunk

Written by Eliza Player on Wednesday, 04 April 2012. Posted in Alcohol

Man Charge With Animal Cruelty After Getting Dog Drunk

A Montana man was charged with animal cruelty when his 20 pound dog was found so intoxicated it couldn’t stand up.   According to Chicago Sun-Times , the police responded to a report of an intoxicated dog at a bar.

 When officers arrived on the scene, they found a Pomeranian that could not walk.  Court records say that a drunk person, who claimed half ownership of the dog, said Todd Harold Schrier gave the dog a “to-go cup of Vodka.”  The bar owner told the local newspaper that the dog consumed the liquor in the vehicle, not inside the bar.  Furthermore, he claims the staff cared for the dog and called police.

The police took the dog to a vet, who determined his blood alcohol level to be 0.348.  The vet, who had been practicing for 20 years, had never seen a dog with acute alcohol poisoning.  She said she had seen dogs who ate Jello shots, or lapped up some beer at a party, but she had never seen such an acute intentional intoxication.  The dog spent days in the hospital and is now being cared for by the Humane Society, pending the outcome of the case.

Apparently, the police caught up with Schrier again at another bar later that night, where he was given a drug charge when police found a bag of hydrocodone pills outside a bar where he was smoking.

About the Author

Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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