Tyler Scott Sanders of Lake Charles, was sentenced late last week by Judge Clayton Davis of Calcasieu Parish's 14th Judicial District Court to a ten year prison sentence for aggravated animal cruelty, theft of an animal $500 to $1,500, possession of marijuana, and driving while under the influence of alcohol reported kplctv.com.
Sanders, 21, pleaded guilty to the charges and will serve five years behind bars; the other five years were suspended, however Sanders will be subject to five years of supervised probation.
He will serve his time at the Louisiana Department of Corrections.
The tragic story of an adorable gray pit bull puppy named Halo began last August when Sanders stole the dog, and for three months egregiously abused the puppy. When the dog was finally discovered on November 22, the puppy suffered from multiple pellet gun wounds, a broken skull, and broken bones.
Lake Charles Pit Bull Rescue has been in charge of Halo's recovery and rehabilitation.
Sanders will also be required to pay Halo's veterinarian bills, a $5,000 fine and will be banned from owning any pets in the future.
Halo has made a remarkable recovery, and has captured the hearts of everyone he has met. He has become the rescue's mascot and will not be available for adoption. There is still a chance Halo will need to have one of his leg's amputated in the future as a result of the abuse.
Meanwhile, Halo's entire "behind" just wiggles and shakes in pure joy whenever he meets up with his "fans." Read more about the miraculous recovery and amazing work of this all pit bull dog rescue on the Team Halo Facebook page by clicking here.
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