Last week, the former owners of "London," a severely abused pit bull, pleaded no contest to animal cruelty charges, reported King 5 News.
Zachary Hinton and Sarah Anderson both entered a no contest plea for maliciously and intentionally wounding and maiming a puppy. The charge for Hinton was a felony, while Anderson's charge was a misdemeanor.
It is with elation & a huge smile on my face that I announce we have a WIN for London!!!
Pleading no contest has the same result as pleading guilty & we are pleased that London finally has justice & finality to this part of his life.
This is more of a drive for us to press forward on changing laws to better protect the animals! THANK YOU to EVERYONE who has supported us, helped in this case & rallied behind every & decision effort along the way!!
Both of London's front legs were amputated after having been shattered while in the care of Hinton and Anderson; a witness claimed that the owners had thrown the pup to the floor for chewing on a piece of furniture.
Despite losing half of his limbs, the tenacious pup made a remarkable recovery and quickly adapted to life with two legs.
Hinton will be sentenced on Nov. 7; he could face six months in jail and three months of probation
Anderson was sentenced to three years of probation and she has been prohibited from owning or possessing animals during that time.
Prior story on London at this link.
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