A 79-year-old man is in a Harris County Jail cell after being accused of shooting a neighbor's dog because it was going to the bathroom in his front yard.

Police charged Joe Richard with a cruelty to animal charge.

Investigators say Richard admitted to shooting the dog on Monday because it was "annoying him."

The dog was taken to the Shadow Creek Veterinary Clinic, where it was treated and released to its owner.

Richard is currently being held on a $2,000 bond.

He will be back in court Thursday to have an attorney assigned.