Report: man used glue, floss to close dog's wound

Published: Friday, January 22, 2010 at 8:36 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 22, 2010 at 8:36 a.m.

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. — A Broward County man has been charged with animal cruelty for the death of a dog in what authorities describe as a botched amateur surgery.

William R. Jones Jr. was taking care of the dog for a friend.

When the dog got cut while squeezing through a fence, the Broward Sheriff's Office says Jones used super glue to seal the dog's wound. Then the 55-year-old Oakland Park man allegedly stitched up the dog with dental floss and used chloroform to knock her unconscious.

Jones was arrested Wednesday and released Thursday on bail. The arrest report says Jones' acts caused Zoe, a 2-year-old hound/retriever, to suffer excessive and unnecessary pain.

There was no answer early Friday morning for a phone number listed for Jones.

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