CHICAGO
06/20/2011 10:47 am ET | Updated Aug 20, 2011

Stewart Gibbs, Drunk Chicago Man, Tried Operating On Dog: Police

A Chicago man was arrested Sunday after attempting to operate on his dog while drunk, according to police.

Stewart Gibbs, 44, allegedly told officers he was trying to remove a cyst from his dog's right ear, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Police were called to his apartment in the 200 block of North Clinton Street about 10 p.m. to conduct a well-being check.

Gibbs, who has no veterinary or medical training, appeared "very intoxicated" when officers arrived, according to CBS Chicago. They also discovered blood on the walls and floor and a Doberman with "a large open wound on its right ear."

The dog was very friendly to officers despite its injuries, and was treated at a nearby animal hospital before being turned over to Animal Care and Control.

Gibbs was charged with one count of felony aggravated cruelty to animals, the Sun-Times reports. He is expected to appear in bond court Monday.