A Florida man is charged with felony animal cruelty after police say he threw an M-80 firecracker at a dog and blew its paw off.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports 58-year-old Madison Carroll told South Daytona police he was upset the 15-pound Chihuahua-dachshund mix was running in his yard.
Kristin Lowry said her 5-year-old dog, Oscar, is being treated for the injury. A veterinarian told her the pet's rear leg might have to be amputated.
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Carroll told police he was trying to scare the dog off. He was released from jail Wednesday after posting $2,500 bail.
A message left on a phone number listed for Carroll wasn't immediately returned.