Prosecutors: Drunk man tried to remove dog's cyst

June 20, 2011 3:18:57 PM PDT
A man is charged with animal cruelty after allegedly trying to perform surgery on his dog while intoxicated.

Prosecutors say there's no indication 44-year-old Stewart Gibbs has any veterinary training or is a medical practitioner.

Police were called to his apartment in the 200-block of North Clinton Sunday night for a well-being check. Once inside, officers say they found the man's Doberman had a large open wound on its right ear. Gibbs allegedly told police he tried to remove a cyst.

The dog is now in the custody of Animal Care and Control.

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