20 year old Benjamin Leo Kilber was reported to police by his 68-year-old mother, who discovered that he had allegedly dragged the 80-pound family dog down a sidewalk around midnight on Jan. 29, and used an air compressor and a tube to force air and possibly liquids into the dog, police said.
Kilber’s mother who was away when the incident happened, was alerted by a neighbor who witnessed the event. She then called the Eugene police.
Kilber was booked into the Lane County Jail on a felony first-degree animal abuse charge. The dog is reported to be recovering.