28-year-old Matthew Wade Beauchump is charged with torture of a dog or cat which is a felony. He's accused of shooting Lad in the face nearly two months ago.
The dog was found on the side of a road near Maceo. Meanwhile, Lad is at the University of California-Davis awaiting surgery to his jaw.
The Arrow Fund, an animal non-profit group, has been taking care of lad since the shooting.