Houston woman accused of fatally choking dog with parakeet

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A southwest Houston woman is accused of a heinous act of animal cruelty.

Yesica Tzoc, 26, allegedly shoved a parakeet and a metal rod into a dog's throat back in October 2015, suffocating the animal. Court documents state the black and white Shih Tzu mix named Emily, died as a result.

Tzoc is charged with cruelty to non-livestock animals.
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