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FAIRFIELD, California (KCRA) – Horrified onlookers watched as a California man intentionally drowned his father’s dog in a pond Monday morning according to the Fairfield Police Department.
Officers said 21-year-old Bryan Cavanah carried a medium-sized pit bull terrier out to the pond on and began dunking the dog underwater.
Numerous people saw Cavanah as he held the dog underwater until it failed to come up for air, police said.
“I saw him dunk the dog water,” said Luis Huezo who witnessed the incident. “I called out to him to stop but he wouldn’t listen.”
Cavanah admitted to officials that he drowned the dog, but did not know why he did it.
“We received multiple calls,” said a Fairfield Police Department spokeswoman. “People did the right thing by calling and reporting the situation immediately.”
Two officers used a small boat to gather the dead dog out of the water.
Officers said Cavanah was on probation in Solano County for assault with a deadly weapon.
Cavanah was arrested on charges of felony cruelty to an animal and violation of probation, police said. He is being held without bail.