A South Carolina man is in hot water after a picture was taken of him hanging his parent’s dog by its leash and a harness from their second story apartment-- so the dog could use the bathroom.

The 23-year-old was taking care of the dog while his parents were out of town.

Animal control visited the apartment on Sunday and he was charged the following day for violating animal care laws.

If found guilty he could be fined up to $1,000 and could go to jail for 30 days.

The man’s father says he doesn’t support his son’s actions.

The dog was not injured.