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Man who brutally beat dog pleads no contest to felony charge

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On Thursday, a Los Angeles, Calif., man who brutally beat a dog earlier this month, pleaded no contest to a felony animal cruelty charge, reported KTLA News.

Police arrested 40-year-old Eric James Fowler on March 5 after they observed him pummeling a pit bull mix dog.

When the deputies initially arrived on the scene and witnessed Fowler hitting and kicking "something white" they did not realize that the object on the receiving end of his abuse was alive. As soon as they determined that it was a dog, they yelled at Fowler to stop.

The abused dog, who had been knocked unconscious from the beating, finally woke up and struggled to his feet; he was taken to an area shelter for care and he is still waiting to be adopted.

Fowler is expected to be sentenced for his crime on June 18 - he is expected to be sentenced to one year in jail and three years of probation.

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