An Oregon man was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of first-degree aggravated animal abuse, a class C felony, after he attempted to bake his grandmother’s dog in a 350-degree oven.
Twenty-year-old Kevin Dean Parrish was about to heat up his lunch and had stopped to check on his grandmother’s dog, a 9-pound Chihuahua-pinscher mix named Kudo. When he reached into Kudo’s kennel, the dog nipped him on the hand. Parrish then punched the 6-year-old dog several times in the head.
“He also admitted trying to strangle the dog,” Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Don Thomson said.
Parrish then remembered that the oven had been heating up and put Kudo into it. He pulled him out after a couple of minutes when he heard his brother coming into the house.
According to CBS News, Kudo suffered burns on his legs from the oven rack. His hair was also singed and he suffered cuts and bruises. He was taken to Ark Animal Care in Mill City by Parrish’s father and brother.
“As far as I know he should make a full recovery,” Dr. Keri Sanders, who treated Kudo, said.
When deputies arrived to the house after being alerted by Parrish’s father, the young man told them that he had “anger issues” and had “lost control” when he began abusing the dog.
According to the Statesman Journal, Parrish was booked into the Marion County jail and is being held on $10,000 bail. The Marion County Sheriff’s Department said Parrish had no previous criminal arrests.
In Oregon, a class C felony is punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and a $125,000 fine.