Shane Thompson of Boca Raton, Fla. who pled guilty in November 2012 to beating his dog to death turned himself in on Friday to begin serving a three month jail sentence for felony animal cruelty. Thompson, 22 admitted to abusing his one-year-old wolf-dog named Moonshine. The dog died as a result of his egregious injuries.
According to WTSP. com, Dianne Sauve, director of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control stated the three month sentence was too lenient. According to Sauve, Thompson should have been incarcerated for at least one year and banned permanently from ever owning any animal. The maximum sentence for felony animal cruelty in Palm Beach County is five years.
Thompson will also be on probation for three years and is not allowed to have contact with any animals during that time.
The tragedy dates back to October 2010 when Thompson, also known as Jason Creed, porno movie actor, brought the dead body of his "three-legged" dog Moonshine to a veterinarian hospital in Boca to have the dog cremated. Thompson stated the dog died early that morning after having had a seizure. Technicians observed the dog's bloody body had extensive injuries including multiple fractures and bruises.
Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control ordered a necropsy done on Moonshine, and found the dog died of blunt trauma. Witnesses came forward and stated they saw Thompson abusing the dog since he was just a few months old; Thompson stated he was disciplining Moonshine.
"How in the world is an animal ever going to be protected or get justice when these horrible abusers get a slap on the wrist and then go back onto the streets and find another dog to beat and make suffer? I can't help but think of how Moonshine must have repeatedly suffered from beatings by this sick person who actually thought and probably still thinks beating a dog is the way to discipline an animal. Poor Moonshine; it seems he never got any justice," stated April Conlon of Miami Beach.
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