Glasgow man accused of pouring acid on puppy

GLASGOW, Ky.- A Glasgow man is accused of trying to kill his own puppy by pouring acid on it.

Donnie Johnson, 64, is charged with second-degree cruelty to animals and torture of a dog or cat with serious physical injuries or death.

Johnson is accused of dropping the dog off at the Barren River Animal Welfare Association on July 5. An arrest citation states the shelter employees knew immediately that the dog had been neglected, so they contacted police.

According to the arrest citation, during their investigation, Johnson’s son and wife told Glasgow police that Johnson had poured acid on the black lab mix in an attempt to kill it.

The citation states that Johnson told officers that it was the sun that caused the dog’s injuries.

Due to the seriousness of the dog’s injuries, the animal had to be put down. A shelter staff member tells WNKY the dog wasn’t even a year old.

Police said they also seized a neglected cat from Johnson’s residence and several chickens.

Johnson is lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.