A man has been accused of killing his neighbor's dog.

Richard Ziedler, 56, has been charged with cruelty to animals.

Harris County Precinct 5 deputy constables said a woman reported that her Chihuahua escaped from her yard in the 22700 block of Dabney Manor in Katy on Sunday.

Investigators said Ziedler found the dog and stomped on it.

The dog did not survive its injuries.

The motive for the killing is under investigation.