- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

SHERWOOD, Ark. (AP) - A Sherwood man been sentenced to four months in jail for cutting off the ears of his 2-month-old puppy.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1PWJI3D reports 55-year-old Jose Reyes Navarette was sentenced and fined $3,000 Thursday. He had pleaded guilty to aggravated animal cruelty.

The boxer-chow-Newfoundland mix was found by Sherwood Animal Control in March 2013 in Navarette’s yard. The newspaper says Navarette has given multiple explanations for why he cut off his puppy’s ears.

Navarette was also ordered do 300 hours of community service and pay restitution to the veterinarian who treated the dog and has since adopted it.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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