Early this week, Donald Savino, 73, lifted his high-powered air rifle to his shoulder, aimed it out his window, sighted it on a nine-pound Maltese smelling a tree in his yard, and pulled the trigger, firing two pellets into the dog. The dog screamed and hobbled back to his home and his distraught owner, Marco Lopez, according to the New York Daily News.
“He was smelling a tree,” said Lopez. “Suddenly, I hear this noise …. I hear my dog cry — he was screaming in pain.”
Lopez looked inside his neighbor’s house and saw Savino at the window.