Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig says 45-year-old John William Peterson of Woodland became upset when his son-in-law's dog, a teacup Chihuahua named Junior, urinated on a piece of furniture in his house.
Peterson picked up Junior and threw him violently out of the house, breaking the dog's femur.
Junior's owner left work early and headed straight home. He found tiny Junior lying in the yard — crying, injured and alone.
He says the Chihuahua has fully recovered after having surgery though his legs now have slightly different lengths.
Peterson is facing up to a year in jail and will be prohibited from owning or possessing animals for five years. - but he'll get probation like everyone else.
District Attorney Jeff Reisig said, "Our office seeks justice for all victims, human or animal. The dog in this case was a truly innocent victim and we are happy to get justice for Junior.”
(NBC Los Angeles - Apr 5, 2017)