A Chicago man faces felony charges after police say he attempted to perform surgery on his dog while drunk. Officers responded to a call regarding noises heard coming from a third-floor apartment on North Clinton Street and say they found the man intoxicated and covered in blood.
Officer John Mirabelli said the man granted police access to the apartment, where they noted blood spattered on walls and the floor. They found the man’s black Doberman with a large, open ear wound.
Stewart Gibbs, 44, told police he had decided to operate on the dog to remove a cyst, despite the fact that he had no veterinary training. He was charged with one count of felony aggravated cruelty to animals.
After undergoing an exam and treatment at the Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Care center, the dog was released, and is now in the custody of Chicago Animal Care and Control.
Gibbs is expected to appear in bond court today.