La Porte County deputies responded to a Wilhelm Road home in Indiana after 9 p.m. to a domestic abuse call where they found 50-year-old Olvydas Abromavieius (also spelled Olvydas Abromavicius) and his girlfriend engaged in a drunken argument.
The woman claimed Abromavieius physically abused her, and as deputies investigated the home, they discovered a donkey on the property in distress.
La Porte County Small Animal Shelter director Jane Bernard offered assistance and called a veterinarian to treat the donkey, officials said.
The donkey died at the scene before medical assistance arrived, officials said.
Abromavieius was taken to a nearby hospital for having a blood alcohol level of .3 %.
He was then booked on domestic violence and animal cruelty charges with a $1,505 cash bond at La Porte County jail.
He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.
(NY Daily News - Jan 2, 2017)