Thursday, December 4, 2008

Woman who left dog to die in crate headed to jail

With a tip of the hat to an Animal Crazy post, the Orlando Sentinel reports that the woman who left her German shepherd locked in a crate for two months without food or water was sentenced to eight months in jail, one year of probation, 80 hours of community service and a $5,000 fine. She will not be allowed to keep any animals as pets during her probation. According to the article, her attorney argued that the woman "did not deserve the maximum sentence because she had no prior criminal record and because the crime was a misdemeanor that only involved a dog."

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Anna said...
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Anna said...

"According to the article, her attorney argued that the woman "did not deserve the maximum sentence because she had no prior criminal record and because the crime was a misdemeanor that only involved a dog."

That's the root of the problem right there. "...a misdemeanor that only involved a dog." No, it's an intentional killing that should be a felony. As long as we keep saying "just a dog" and keep these acts as just misdemeanors, things are not going to change.

Sickening.