Grandson Accused of Spiking Dog Like a Football

December 9, 2013 Updated Nov 24, 2013 at 5:38 PM EDT

By WKBW News

December 9, 2013 Updated Nov 24, 2013 at 5:38 PM EDT

WHEATFIELD, NY (WKBW)-A Wheatfield man is now under arrest for allegedly throwing a small dog to the floor, breaking its pelvis.

27-year-old Jason Evrard was arrested Tuesday night, charged with aggravated animal cruelty, a felony. Evrard was wanted by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office following an investigation by the Niagara County SPCA. Animal control officers said Evrard asked his grandmother if she wanted her dog to have a broken neck during a May 9th visit to her Walmore Road home.

"He let it go for a minute, then all of a sudden he grabs the dog, picks it up and slams it on the ground as hard as he can," said Mike Chatt, Evrard's uncle.

The dog, an eight-year-old Lhasa Apso named Abby, is recovering at the SPCA of Niagara after suffering a broken pelvis. Her owner, 75-year-old Jan Evrard, was forced to surrender the animal because she cannot afford the medical bills, Chatt said. Jason Evrard is due back in court May 21st.