A Wisconsin man has been arrested on suspicion of animal mistreatment after he allegedly put a plastic spoon in a dog's rear end, resulting in the dog's death.
It was reported Jan. 1 that a dog had been yelping for a couple hours at a residence in Roberts, Wis. A neighbor went to check on the dog and reportedly found a plastic spoon protruding from the animal's rectum, police said.
When officers responded to the home, they found an 8-inch plastic spoon with blood on the handle, said St. Croix County Sheriff Dennis Hillstead.
"The dog appeared to have some significant injuries" and was transported to an emergency animal clinic in St. Paul, said Hillstead.
A check showed the dog, a 9-month old golden lab, had a punctured intestine, Hillstead said. Due to the extent of the animal's injuries, it had to be euthanized.
Police arrested Michael Wondra, a 25-year-old resident of the home where the dog was found, on suspicion of intentional mistreatment of animals. Hillstead said he did not know if Wondra was the dog's owner.
As of Monday afternoon, the St. Croix County District Attorney's office had yet to review the case for possible charges against Wondra.
Wondra could not be reached for comment Monday afternoon.