KEENE, N.H. (CBS) — A candidate for the Keene City Council is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly kicking a small dog to death.
The Union Leader reports that Toby Tousley, 55, kicked and killed a 17-year-old Pekingese Chihuahua mix named Teddy for relieving itself on Tousley’s yard.READ MORE: New Memorial In Worcester Honors Firefighters Killed In Line Of Duty
Tousley first tried to shoo the dog away.READ MORE: 2 Extricated From Car After Crash In Medford
“When that didn’t work he kicked it once,” Keene police Sgt. Thaddeus Derendal told the newspaper. “Then it died.”MORE NEWS: 'Loss Of A Beautiful Boy': Candlelight Vigil Held In Memory Of 5-Year-Old Elijah Lewis
Tousley is charged with misdemeanor cruelty to an animal. He’s due in court on Dec. 10.