Starving His Dogs Puts Maryland Man Behind Bars

July 2003

PETA was again successful in helping to bring felony charges against an animal abuser, this time in Maryland, where a man starved and severely neglected his dogs. He was convicted and sentenced to 90 days in jail. If it hadn’t been for our involvement, this man would have faced a fine comparable to a parking ticket.

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