GOSHEN, Calif. – A man is accused of throwing a pet rabbit at a wall and killing the animal after an argument with his girlfriend.
Dorian Mendoza was charged with animal cruelty after deputies were called to a home Thursday morning in Goshen, Calif., according to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said the suspect and his girlfriend had an argument over a 4-month-old rabbit named “Buddy” that Mendoza bought for their 2-year-old daughter.
At some point, Mendoza picked the rabbit up and threw it against a wall, killing it, according to deputies.
The suspect also faces an unrelated charge of possessing a sawed-off shotgun, according to the sheriff’s office.