By Staff

CONROE, Texas (CBSDFW) – He admitted to shooting his neighbor’s dog for defecating in his yard, now Rolf Meier, 76, is behind bars facing an animal cruelty charge.

Rolf Meier (credit: Montgomery County Jail)

The shooting happened in the 1500 block of Queen Elizabeth Court in Montgomery County.

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Meier’s neighbors told deputies that they found their black labrador retriever with a gunshot wound in their driveway. The owner said prior to finding his pet, he and a witness heard what they thought was a gunshot nearby. When the owner approached the injured animal, he was met by Meier, who admitted shooting the dog. Meier said he shot him for defecating in his yard.

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As the dog’s owner was trying to get him to the veterinarian, the animal died.

A necropsy later determined the dog died as a result of the gunshot.

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Meier is currently at the Montgomery County Jail on a $3,000 bond. Staff