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Montana man charged with getting small dog so drunk it couldn't stand up
HELENA, Mont. (AP) ' A Montana man is charged with animal cruelty after his 20-pound dog was so intoxicated it couldn't stand up.
The Independent Record (http://bit.ly/GG3fFe ) reports 49-year-old Todd Harold Schrier, of Helena, was charged after East Helena police responded to a report of an intoxicated dog at a bar. Officers found Arly II, a Pomeranian or Pomeranian cross, that couldn't walk.
Court records say an intoxicated person who claimed part ownership of Arly told officers that Schrier had given the dog about a "to-go up of vodka" on March 1.
The dog's blood-alcohol level was 0.348 percent. An alcohol level of 0.4 percent can be fatal in humans.
The dog was treated and is at a shelter until the case is resolved.
Schrier is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.
Information from: Independent Record, http://www.helenair.com