A New Hampshire man faces charges of burglary, cruelty to animals and simple assault after police say he broke into his neighbor's apartment to strangle Oreo the Shih Tzu, seen above.

50-year-old Roger Pelletier was arrested Friday for allegedly trying to silence Oreo's "constant barking" manually, forcing his way into a neighbor's home to choke the dog. However, Pelletier reportedly struggled to throttle poor Oreo, who bit him several times.

According to the Bangor Daily News, "Oreo survived the assault and will be evaluated by a veterinarian."

[Images via Portsmouth Police/AP Images//h/t NY Daily News]