Accused puppyphile: “I was lonely”

Horses aren’t the only furry creatures vying for human affections this week.

Like a case we told you about earlier this month, 21-year-old Laszlo Arsenio Horvath was arrested this week in Orange County, Florida- accused of loving his dog so intensely it had to be put to sleep. From local news:

The arrest affidavit for Horvath says animal services got a tip from a caller that the young man was abusing his dog at his home on Darlin Circle near Bithlo. An officer caught up with Horvath and told him to take the dog, an 8-year-old Whippet named Silvy, to a veterinarian.

Horvath did as told and brought the injured dog in for treatment. But Horvath refused treatment for the injured dog when he was informed of the cost and abandoned his pet with the vet. Had he just shelled out, he probably wouldn’t be nationally famous right now. However, the dog’s doc assessed her injuries to be too severe, internally and externally, and Silvy was put down the next day.

When questioned, Horvath became emotional and told officers he was “lonely.” Bail was set at $1,000, and Horvath is prohibited from contact with both domestic and farm animals.