William Jones has been arrested in Florida after he killed a dog in a horrific “improvised surgery.” Zoe, a two-year-old hound/retriever mix, died on a kitchen table that Jones turned into a surgery table at his house.
Jones was given the dog by Danielle Vecchio after she was not allowed to keep the dog at her new home. Jones is the father of a friend of Vecchio.
Zoe had been with Jones for about a year when she escaped through a hole in a fence and cut herself on a nail. Jones “treated” the 4-inch wound with Super Glue. Two days later Zoe opened the wound again by going through the hole in the fence (it appears that closing the hole was not a logical option).
Jones then decided to turn vet and ordered his daughter to hold the dog down as he sewed up the wound with dental floss and a needle. As Zoe yelped in pain, Jones decided to tie a teeshirt around her nose and mouth and pour Chloroform over it. Zoe then stopped breathing.
He called Vecchio to pick up the dead dog and advised her to pour lye on the dog so that it would decay faster.
Jones said that Zoe had knocked over the bottle of chloroform and drank it (who has chloroform around the house? Even with four kids under 12, I have never seen the need for Chloroform handy as a household item). The roommate, Ayse Jone, later told her the truth.
Jones could face 20 years if convicted on the felony charges. He better hope his cellmate is cat lover.
Here is the sheriff’s account.