MEDFORD, Ore. (KOIN 6) – A 20-year-old man is accused of shooting a dog three times in the face, according to prosecutors.
Andres Z. Nuno is charged with one count each of unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of methamphetamine and first-degree animal abuse.
The dog, named Oso, was shot on Sunday. Nuno shot the dog “in retaliation for the dog biting him in a separate incident, according to court documents. Investigators say Nuno used a .22 caliber handgun and fired it five or six times. Oso was shot three times, investigators say.
The dog suffered life-threatening injuries. It was rushed to a local vet for emergency treatment and survived.
Records show Nuno lives in the 3200 block of Antelope Road in White City, which is about 20 minutes north of Medford. When he was arrested, drug evidence was found on his him, records show.
Nuno appeared in Jackson County Circuit Court on Monday. He was booked and released from the Jackson County Jail. Judicial Officer Lorenzo Mejia ordered Nuno not to be in possession of firearms and not consume alcohol while on release.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 22.