Justice Served: A North Carolina Man was Given Five Years for His Heartless Crime
William Leonard Dobson, 42, was given the maximum sentence of five years after pleading guilty to a felony charge of ill-treatment of an animal for muzzling his dog with electrical tape.
Caitlyn, a female staffle-mix, had her jaw wound so tightly that its tongue turned black.
“I’m not trying to be mean,” Circuit Judge Markley Dennis told dog owner, “but I wish I could give you more.”
“I think this sends a message that … we’re not going to let this stuff slide anymore,” an advocate for the Caitlyn told Charleston’s Post and Courier newspaper.