Why can’t people understand that dog owners are responsible for their dogs and their dog behavior? If a neighbor’s dog is consistently getting out and running loose, doing its business on your lawn, take it up with the neighbor! You don’t resort to harming the dog for behavior that is just a normal part of its nature. If you can’t deal with the neighbor, then the police or animal control. If you harm or attempt to harm the dog, you are the one who is going to be in trouble as a Cedar Falls man found out when he laced a piece of chicken with ibuprofen and gave it to a neighbor’s dog that he was annoyed with.

American Fork police arrested a 36-year-old Cedar Hills man on suspicion of cruelty to animals after allegedly feeding a dog chicken laced with 1200 mg of ibuprofen.

Police Sgt. Shauna Greening said the man apparently became upset with his neighbor’s dog because it had a history of running at large and defecating on his lawn. He allegedly decided to place the ibuprofen in a chicken breast to leave the dog with a bad taste in its mouth.

The dog’s owner saw the dog eating the chicken and discovered the pills. She confronted the neighbor who allegedly admitted putting the pills in the meat. She notified her husband. who confronted the neighbor and allegedly assaulted him. The 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Police a veterinarian was contacted and stated the dog could have died because ibuprofen can cause kidney failure, liver problems and abdominal bleeding. (Salt Lake Tribune)

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