In Virginia Beach a man was sentenced to the maximum penalty of five years in prison after he was found guilty of felony animal cruelty for strangling and stabbing a dog to death, reports WavyNews.
Vernon Boyd Eaton, Jr. was sentenced to five years behind bars, with three years suspended. He is barred from owning a companion animal for the rest of his life.
On August 1, 2015, a Good Samaritan reported seeing a dog in the back of a pickup truck in severe distress. When the Virginia Beach Animal Control found the driver at a shopping center parked next to a dumpster, the small terrier mix had already died. The dog had several zip ties around his neck and had been stabbed. When Eaton was stopped, he had blood on his hands.
What makes the dog named Tau Tau’s story even more tragic, is Eaton had promised the dog’s owner he would find the pup a good home. Less than one hour later, Tau Tau was dead after suffering the brutal torture. Rest in peace Tau Tau.
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