Man sentenced to prison after his dog kills a cat

Dog kills cat and his owner will be going to prison as a result

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A dog who killed a cat in Erie, Pennsylvania, is being cared for by the Humane Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania and his owner is going to prison. According to Tuesday’s publication of GoErie, 27-year-old Kenneth W. Joint will be spending time behind bars because he directed his dog, “Kovu,” to kill the cat.

Not only did Joint order Kovu to attack the helpless feline, but he recorded video of the gruesome incident. It was the video, provided to the authorities by a witness, which led to Joint’s arrest for the cruel January incident.

Joint has since apologized for ordering his dog to kill the cat – he has stated that he just “wasn’t thinking.”  Lisa Stiles, investigating officer for the Humane Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania, testified that the cat likely suffered a long and painful death because of Joint’s cruel directive.

The judge who listened to testimony sentenced Joint to 11 ½ to 23 months in the Erie County Prison- he is being given credit for time served. As for Kovu, he is described as a “wonderful dog,” who was just doing what his owner asked him to do. He has gone through training and will be available for adoption.

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15 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    Brain cells not working in this man’s head and to not think of what he directed his dog to do, might mean he has done this before but nothing serious may have happened. Hope his prison inmates will welcome him with open arms.Disgusting and no excuse for what he forced his dog to do to this defenseless cat.

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    For once the correct individual is being punished for something the dog usually gets blamed for! Maybe Joint will think twice before ordering a dog to kill, its good to see the courts got it right this time!

  3. Cynthia Como says:

    For once the true bad guy in the story is being held responsible for his actions and not the dog!!!! He says he wasn’t thinking? LIAR!!!! He knew EXACTLY what he was doing and sounds like he gave his dog some practice before this incident! I pray he has to stay in jail for the 23 months! Brutal cruel evil monster!!!!!

  4. Pamela Garlisch says:

    I hope Karma comes to visit him at the prison! Thankfully there was a judge with some backbone and was willing to uphold the law! Thank you, we need more of your kind!

  5. Mark says:

    He wasn’t thinking?! Bullshit his thought process was doing fine when he ordered his dog to kill the cat. POS! RIP kitty.

  6. maxiemom says:

    So he says he “wasn’t thinking”. He was thinking well enough to film the despicable deed and put it out there where others could see it. The only reason he’s singing a different tune is that someone turned his vile, evil a** in. Too bad he didn’t get more time.

  7. Carol says:

    He has trained his dog to do that. I could say the same thing to my dogs and they would just stand there. What a scumbag. I hope they don’t put the dog down.

  8. J. Martin says:

    He’s sorry???!!! The heartless mother fucking POS!!! That poor cat is dead because of you ASSHOLE!!!! You need to die and HELL NO .. you don’t deserve to have any pets. I hope you get butt fucked every day you are in jail!!!!


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