- Associated Press - Thursday, July 6, 2017

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington was sentenced to prison for abusing his dog.

Canaan Capo was accused of beating his dog earlier this year.

The Olympian reports (https://bit.ly/2sKBvy9 ) the 20-year-old man pleaded guilty to a second-degree animal cruelty charge on Wednesday. He was sentenced to 364 days in jail, 334 of which will be suspended for two years if he surrenders his dog, possesses no animals and commits no new criminal offenses.

Capo was arrested in March after a neighbor saw him chasing his dog with a club or a baseball bat. According to court documents, Capo pulled the dog out from underneath a car and continued to beat him.

Capo’s lawyer says Capo was overreacting to the dog’s history of biting and has expressed remorse for his actions.


Information from: The Olympian, https://www.theolympian.com

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide