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Alabama man pleads guilty to hanging puppy from ceiling: Jail term for crime

The puppy named Timmy has since been adopted to an out of state family.
The puppy named Timmy has since been adopted to an out of state family.
Dallas County District Attorney's Office

In Valley Grande, Andrew Chase Parish, 23, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of animal cruelty for hanging a young puppy from the ceiling and posting graphic photographs of the tiny black dog on Facebook reported

Authorities were able to track down the location of the puppy after viewers were outraged as the photos were posted.

In a plea agreement with the Dallas County District Attorney's Office, Parish will serve six months in jail on weekends, be on probation for 24 months, and complete 100 hours of community service.

In January, Parish and his girlfriend Caroline Dunnam, 26, posted photos of the tiny four-month old mixed breed pooch hanging by a rope wrapped around his neck. A caption underneath one of the photos read, "My poor baby."

The couple said the puppy was not hanging by a rope around its neck; instead they defended their actions stating no one could see the harness around the pup's torso, and it was just done as a joke.

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Another part of the plea agreement releases Dunnam from any responsibility with Parish admitting guilt.

The puppy, named Timmy, was taken to the Selma Animal Hospital where he was treated for a broken tooth and minor injuries. He has since been adopted.

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