William Baber, a Tennessee veterinarian, faces criminal charges for his illegal and cruel euthanasia methods.
Baber has been charged with four counts of cruelty to animals, two counts of falsifying government records, two counts of unlawful intracardial injection of dogs and four counts of unverified deaths of cats and dogs.
Last year, Baber was videotaped injecting lethal drugs into animals’ hearts to euthanize them without sedating them beforehand.
Baber will appear in court on January 16.
In December, the Tennessee board of veterinary medical examiners found Baber guilty of violating the stateâ€™s euthanasia rules.
His license will be suspended until April, and he has been placed on probation for five years, fined $2,000 and will have to go through psychological counseling.