Five-Year Prison Sentence for Michigan Man Who Hanged and Beat a Dog to Death

January 2004

PETA wrote to authorities and posted an action alert about a tragic case in which an 88-year-old man’s dog, Sadie, was beaten and hanged while the man’s business was burglarized. The perpetrator has been sentenced to five years in prison.

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