Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I Don't Get Animal Abuse
A Jefferson County judge on Monday sentenced an Arnold man to 40 days in jail for using a hockey stick to strangle a dog. Steven Brunello, 53, pleaded guilty in December to a felony animal abuse charge that said he mutilated and tortured the dog. In addition to the jail time, Brunello will be on probation for five years
I don't get this kind of thing. I never do. I don't know what would motivate someone to do this kind of thing, and why any person wouldn't instead just find the dog another home while the owner was away, tell the owner that the dog is bugging you and that it isn't working out... and to find someone else to do the supervising, get the dog proper training if it is annoying, or just ignore the dog.
I also think people need to be just as careful with their dogs as they would with their kids. How many times do we hear of the boyfriend shaking and killing the crying baby while the mom is out of the house?
I do think that 40 days isn't nearly enough time in jail for this kind of crime.
Posted by Sam Basso at 9:42 AM