The puppy underwent reconstructive surgery after her muzzle was painfully bound with electrical tape.
It is good to see a judge hand out the stiffest punishment possible by law in Charleston, South Carolina. The animal abuser will also be serving 15-years in a federal prison on an unrelated charge.
Circuit Judge Markley Dennis, in sentencing Dodson to the state’s maximum punishment for animal cruelty, said he wished the penalty could have been harder.
“I’m not trying to be mean,” Dennis told Dodson, according to Charleston’s Post and Courier, “but I wish I could give you more.”
William Leonard Dodson, 42, was handed down his sentence on Friday, one day after he was sentenced to 15 years in prison for an unrelated federal gun charge. He will serve both sentences concurrently, The Associated Press reported.
Full article here from the Huffington Post and above from the Charleston newspaper and Associated Press. Just use the embedded links.