Source AP ©

Arizona man sentenced to year in prison for animal cruelty

An Arizona man was sentenced to a year in prison for slitting his dog's throat and binding its legs so tightly the bones were exposed. The case that was called one of the worst acts of animal cruelty in the United States by the Humane Society.

Eric Saenz, 20, pleaded guilty to a felony count of cruelty to animals. He was accused of binding his dog's legs with zip ties and leaving it to die in an abandoned mobile home without food or water last October.

The zip ties had dug into the flesh so badly that the dog's legs were bloodied and its bones exposed. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office also reported the dog's throat had been slit.

On Tuesday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sally Duncan sentenced Saenz to the maximum prison time of a year.

"The facts of this case are egregious," she said. "This type of act shocks the conscience."

She told Saenz: "You not only left the dog, you actually tortured the dog and then left it to die."

Saenz also was sentenced to an additional 3 1/2 years for concurrent burglary charges. He was taken into custody immediately after the sentencing.

Comments
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
Russians lose faith in their future, get ready for worse
Russians lose faith in their future, get ready for worse
Brexit: The UK's misunderstanding of Democracy
Brexit: The UK's misunderstanding of Democracy
Macron challenges Trump. French independence and croissants at stake
Macron challenges Trump. French independence and croissants at stake
Brexit: The UK's misunderstanding of Democracy
Putin dislikes the idea of US army bases coming to Kuril Islands
Putin dislikes the idea of US army bases coming to Kuril Islands
Putin dislikes the idea of US army bases coming to Kuril Islands
Russia and USA fight even in space: Americans damage Soyuz deliberately
Russia and USA fight even in space: Americans damage Soyuz deliberately
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
Argentina's coast guard sinks Chinese trawler
Brexit: The UK's misunderstanding of Democracy
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
Russia rips its economy apart with help from the West
Brexit: The UK's misunderstanding of Democracy
Presidential and midterm elections in the USA change the 'American project' entirely