Police said a man cut off portions of a pit bull’s ears Wednesday at his home.
Mark Shepperd, 41, of the 7400 block of Wayne Avenue, was charged with animal abuse, torture or mutilation as a persistent offender.
said that when officers arrived at his home, Shepperd was holding scissors and a hose, and he had blood on his hands and shoes.
The chocolate and white, 6-month-old pit bull’s legs and mouth were taped up, and its ears were bleeding, police reported.
Shepperd is being held in St. Louis County jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond.
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