Onslow Co. man accused of shooting pet dog 4 times

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Deputies in Onslow County said a man is facing animal cruelty charges after shooting his own dog four times in two days.

According to arrest warrants from the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, Anton Prosyanitsky, 20, was arrested Saturday on charges including felony animal cruelty.

Investigators said Prosyanitsky shot his Labrador/chow mix in his yard twice on Friday and left it there. Deputies said the suspect told officers he heard the dog whimpering but did not take it to a vet. Investigators said on Saturday he shot the dog again twice, killing it.

Prosyanitsky was due in court Monday.

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