SJ Man Charged With Shooting Neighbor's Dog With BB Gun

Dog named Travie is expected to fully recover

By Damian Trujillo
|  Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013  |  Updated 8:28 AM PDT
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A San Jose man is in jail, charged with shooting a neighbor's Chihuahua with a high-powered BB gun. Damian Trujillo reports.

A San Jose man is in jail, charged with shooting a neighbor's Chihuahua with a high-powered BB gun. Damian Trujillo reports.

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A South Bay man is in jail, charged with shooting a neighbor's Chihuahua with a high-powered BB gun.

The dog, named Travie, is recovering at home after getting hit in the neck with several pellets.

Travie's family said they came home early Sunday morning to find their dog trembling in the corner of their yard.

They called police, who arrested Francisco Lopez on charges of animal cruelty and making terrorists threats.

Sonia Farfan said she was warned about Lopez because he owns guns.

"It breaks my heart. I haven’t slept really since Saturday because [Travie's] breathing gets really shallow,” Farfan said.

She said a BB is still lodged in a tree in her yard.

She said police took several more bullets as evidence.

Farfan said she used her rent money to pay the $500 vet bill.

Now she has to find money to pay that rent.

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