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Man who abused puppy is sentenced to jail time

Ephrian Myles
Ephrian Myles
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On Thursday morning, Circuit Judge Donna Berlin sentenced a Sarasota, Fla., puppy abuser to a year in county jail.

According to the Herald Tribune, 47-year-old Ephrian Myles entered a no contest plea for felony animal cruelty prior to sentencing. Myles was charged for allegedly dousing his girlfriend's puppy in hot sauce because the pup was yelping in the midst of a seizure and it was "annoying" him.

The three-month-old Dachshund mix puppy, named "Gizmo," exhibited breathing problems and eye irritation after the late February incident; his prior owner took him to a nearby fire station for treatment. Gizmo recovered and was later adopted out to a new family.

In addition to jail time, Myles is prohibited from owning, or living with, pets, he must complete an anger management course and he will be on probation for 18 months.

Prior story about this incident here.

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