HOUSTON An elderly man who said he was fed up with a dogpoopingon his lawn shot the animal, according to Houston police.

Joe Richard, 80,was charged with cruelty toanimals.

Richard shot the dog on March 24 around 10:30 a.m. because he was annoyed that the dog would not stay off his lawn, police said.

Thesmall dog named Betsywas taken to a veterinary clinic for treatment. She can't walk because of her injuries but she is expected to survive.

Her owner said Betsy wasn't onthe neighbor's lawn. Sheclaims Richard just doesn'tlike dogs.

Richard s bail was set at $2,000.

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