Last Friday AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio reported the arrest of a sixty year old Trion man who was arrested on charges of animal cruelty.  According to reports the dog was shot as the result of a family argument regarding a Siberian Huskey relieving itself inside a home on Spruce Street in Trion.

Apparently Rell F. New became agitated because the dog had done it’s business in the living room floor and no one wanted to clean it up – so he got his gun and shot the dog.  The dog was shot with a .22 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun and New was arrested on animal cruelty charges.  New is reported to have said "now nobody will have to worry about the dog."