Monday July 9, 2012

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A 47-year-old Vermont man is facing charges for allegedly shooting and killing his dog.

Bennington police say they were called about 3 a.m. Friday to a mobile home park, where they found a dead pit bull still chained to its doghouse.

Police told the Bennington Banner (http://bit.ly/LW6CcP ) the dog appeared to have been shot three times.

Edward Trombley was arrested inside the mobile home, where police said they found a .22-caliber rifle and ammunition, as well as a 3-foot-tall marijuana plant.

Trombley was charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal, reckless endangerment and possession of a growing marijuana plant.

Police said Trombley is a convicted felon and not allowed to possess firearms.