LYONS, Ore. — In a disturbing case of animal abuse, a 20-year-old man from Marion County is accused of taking his grandmother’s nine-pound dog and throwing it in an oven.
Kevin Dean Parrish, of Lyons, admitted to deputies that he has “anger issues” and lost his temper last Friday when he said his grandmother’s chihuahua “Kudo” nipped at him when he was babysitting the dog.
Parrish said he lost control, grabbed the dog and began punching it in the head and trying to strangle it. He then threw the dog into an oven that was already preheated at 350 degrees.
He said he was prepared to leave the dog in the oven when he heard his brother come in the house. After a confrontation between the brothers, Kudo was removed and taken to a veterinarian for treatment. The dog suffered cuts and bruises to his head, his body hair was singed and three of legs badly burned.
Parrish was arrested by Marion County sheriff’s deputies and charged with one county of Aggravated Animal Abuse. He is set to appear in court on Tuesday.