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Puppy justice! Today's paper

March 17th, 2005, 10:27 AM
Dateline: HAMILTON

A man who broke a puppy's leg by slamming it against a wall was sentenced yesterday to a month of house arrest and a year of probation.
Ontario Court Justice Bernd Zabel ordered Tom Dean, 45, not to have any animal in his possession for the duration of his sentence.

Dean must also pay $3,689 to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to cover the bill for setting the dog's leg, which was broken in three places.

Dean pleaded guilty March 1 to animal cruelty.

After the dog knocked over a Christmas tree on Dec. 21, Dean picked up the puppy and tossed it against the wall.

March 17th, 2005, 11:10 AM
That's a pathetic sentence for animal crulety.. :sad: but at least he got something...