A man who tied homemade explosives to his dog's neck and blew it up because he thought the yellow lab was possessed by the devil will not be charged with animal cruelty, because authorities say the dog did not suffer.

Christopher Dillingham, who owns a fireworks stand in Washington state, has been charged with possession of an explosive device and reckless endangerment. However, officials believe his dog Cabella died instantly from the blast, and therefore can't charge the man with animal cruelty.

Dillingham has a lengthy criminal record, and on the day of the explosion told authorities he was preparing for a nuclear rapture. He remains behind bars in lieu of $500,000 bail.

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