A Florida man, who punched a puppy hard enough to break her eye socket, has been sentenced to jail time. According to the Bradenton Herald, 39-year-old Carleau Mesidor has been sentenced to nine months in jail after he accepted a plea deal for charges of felony animal cruelty for the October 2016 incident.
Mesidor was arrested on October 19 after being accused of hanging his three-month-old puppy, “Zoey,” from a lanyard and repeatedly punching her in the face because she chewed on a shoe. The pup suffered a fracture to her eye socket, but has since recovered and she is now living with a new family.
Following Mesidor’s hearing, Assistant State Attorney Lisa Chittaro stated, “This was a senseless, brutal attack on a helpless three-month-old puppy that will forever be etched in the minds of everyone involved. It’s one of the most barbaric cases we have dealt with. Animal cruelty will not be tolerated.”
In addition to jail time, Mesidor has been given two years of probation, during which time he is not allowed to have contact or possession of dogs.
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