Van Nuys, California Shih Tzu Toby Saved from Being Murdered by Owner By Neighbor

Thanks to MYFox Los Angeles for this article. Big barks to the rescuing neighbor and the prosecutors for charging this bad seed of a man...

Joy  |  Oct 5th 2007


Thanks to MYFox Los Angeles for this article.

Big barks to the rescuing neighbor and the prosecutors for charging this bad seed of a man with a felony.

Neighbor Rescues Nearly-Drown Dog From Bathtub
Last Edited: Thursday, 04 Oct 2007,

Van Nuys — A 19-year-old Van Nuys man who allegedly tried to drown one of his dogs was charged today with a felony count of animal cruelty.

Casey Purser is accused of throwing his Shih Tzu, Toby, in a bathtub and attempting to drown the animal on Monday after returning home from jail on bail in an unrelated drug case and discovering the dog had defecated on the carpet.

A neighbor rescued the dog, administered mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and took it to a veterinary hospital. The canine, which was also given oxygen, survived.

Purser was arrested when he went to the veterinary hospital to pay the medical bills, authorities said.

A second dog, a pit bull puppy named Evesue, was taken by authorities in connection with his arrest.

Purser was freed from jail Tuesday on $45,000 bail and is due in Van Nuys Superior Court on Oct. 23 for arraignment. Prosecutors are asking that his bail be increased to $100,000.

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