Authorities have accused an Amarillo man of cutting off a puppy's ears and trying to sew them back on, according to

Lubbock police say they found the dog covered in blood in the trunk of Juan Chavira's car. The man faces a felony charge of animal cruelty and the dog is being treated at a shelter.

Chavira's case will go to court on Tuesday, October 9th. Chavira was arrested on August 19th in 1700 block of Avenue R and witnesses say the dog was whimpering from the trunk of the car. Police arrived to find the dog with mangled ears and a body covered in blood.

The dog was taken by a local shelter. His name is "Major" and currently in good spirits.