Woman found guilty of animal cruelty at Manchester Crown Court
A father whose dog died after being locked in a garage and starved for years has been found guilty of animal cruelty.
Michael White of Hockford was sentenced to 12 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to causing or allowing his dog to suffer serious injury to a pet animal.
He had denied inflicting animal cruelty.
In March he was fined $1,000 and banned from having in any form any pet.
But this week he was acquitted of causing cruelty to an animal – which was said to be his own dog.
White said the dog was too small to reach out for food and that he had kept it alone at the garage in Hockford from 2009 to 2015.
“It was in terrible pain, suffering from a life of depri더킹카지노vation, it needed my attention,” he said in court last year.
The defendant was jailed for eight months, and after his release was ordered to do 150 hours of community work.
The dog’s name and photo were shown at the prosecution’s opening address after hearing it was suffering serious distress.
The sentencing hearing heard White had been keeping his pet out of his garage for 15 years.
The court heard one previous incident of injury to the dog had occurred more than two years earlier.
The court was told White and his girlfriend, who is also his wife, got into an argument and in November 2013, he beat up the dog because she asked him to get the dog off the couch.
After they got out of the garage, they left the dog unattended in the shed for hours.
But she returned home and, after hearing the dog crying, went to the door.
Police interviewed her and she claimed the dog had been outside the shed, which was in a bedroom of the house.
White’s mother was also present at the scene, so the dog was put out by neighbours for 바카라사이트around five hours.
She said her daughter had returned home around 3:00am that night and left her pet inside the garage.
She said the dog’s condition had worsened in the days since.
She said her daughter returned home around 3:30am the next day to find the d바카라og outside a window looking straight at her.
“They took care of the dog but didn’t want to make me look like a bad person, so I had to give her food or she would run away and it wasn’t a very lon