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Man charged for shooting pet pit bull in the head

Published On: Mar 07 2014 10:08:30 PM EST

A man in the Poconos is facing an animal-cruelty charge for allegedly shooting his pit bull in the head in 2012.

Kevin Brennan was charged Thursday.

The dog, named Ramona, actually survived the shooting.


Authorities say 47-year-old Kevin Brennan of Stroudsburg took the dog to a veterinary hospital and had her put down after firing a shot through the dog's head.

Officials say Brennan told them that the dog had behavioral issues and that he was having financial problems.