It truly boggles the the mind that someone could be this sick to do this to their animal. Our four-legged friends depend on us for their shelter, food, and emotional wellbeing. To abuse that trust intentionally is the mark of a truly lost soul. It is with great sadness we share this story, but hopefully, it may spur someone to volunteer at their local animal rescue hospital or the SPCA.
Every act of kindness makes a difference in the world!
Check it out per US News:
A Florida woman whose pit bull named Wiggins starved to death has been sentenced to 120 days in jail.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that Volusia County Judge Bryan Feigenbaum on Wednesday also ruled that 37-year-old Sarah Wells will serve 12 months of probation and barred her from owning any animals during that time.
Police were called to the Edgewater Animal Shelter on Dec. 20 after Wells surrendered the sickly dog to the facility. She told staffers that the dog had walked onto her property, but they were skeptical because the dog was so malnourished it wasn’t able to stand.
A police report says Wells admitted to lying to shelter workers and said the dog belonged to her. Shelter workers tried to save the dog’s life, but it died.
Here’s more from the Daytona Beach News-Journal:
Sarah Wells, 37, had been charged with one count of felony animal cruelty for which she faced up to five years in prison if convicted. She pleaded no contest to the less serious first-degree misdemeanor version of the animal cruelty charge.
The case started when police were called Dec. 20 to the Edgewater Animal Shelter, 605 Mango Tree Drive, where they were told that a woman had surrendered a sickly dog the previous day, according to an arrest report.
Shelter workers took the dog to Newman Veterinary Center where staff worked to try to save its life. Animal shelter employees renamed the dog Adonis and mounted a social media campaign to help pay for the dog’s care.
Doesn’t 120 days seem a little light as far as sentencing goes? Obviously, this woman is either on serious hardcore drugs or is just uncommonly cruel. And if she’s that negligent or spiteful with her dog, think about what she must be like with her own children or family members.
What do you think? Did she get off too easy?
How much time would you sentence her to?