JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI)-- There is an active warrant for a Jefferson County man who is accused of slashing the throats of two puppies and leaving them in a creek behind his home, according to Jefferson County Court documents.
Twenty-year-old Kyle Busby is charged with two counts of littering with carcasses. They are misdemeanor charges.
He said he slashed their throats because they were sick, according to the probable cause statement.
Sheriff's deputies said it happened in Aug. The charges were filed in Sept. Busby failed to appear in court in Oct., so a warrant was issued.
Fox 2's Anthony Kiekow tried to speak with Busby at his House Springs home Tuesday, but family members said he was not home.
Randy Grim with the Stray Rescue of St. Louis said he was "shocked" by the charges.
"That is animal abuse too," he said. "If that happened, it should be a felony."
The Jefferson County Prosecutor was not available to comment about the charges Tuesday.
Busby got the puppies from Oklahoma, according to the probable cause statement.
Grim said any animal that is sick should be brought to a rescue or the Humane Society.
"They deserve to be treated humanely,"
They were discovered in the creek while a sheriff's deputy was investigating an unrelated incident.