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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