A Meshoppen, Pennsylvania man was sentenced to state prison for animal cruelty after dragging his dog behind a min-bike on July 4th. Harry Scott Faux was sentenced to 12 to 24 months in prison.
According to the WcExaminer, Judge Shurtleff also sentenced Faux to a separate 12 to 24 month sentence for driving under the influence, which occurred during the time the dog was dragged. Faux has had previous DUI convictions. Meshoppen Police Chief John Kreig testified that witnesses saw Faux driving his mini-bike in a fast and reckless manner with the dog attached to the back of the bike by a short chain. The witnesses chased Faux down and demanded he stop dragging the dog after seeing the act and the dog’s paws profusely bleeding.
Faux told the onlookers he was teaching his dog a lesson after it had chased a bike. The dog was removed from Faux’ custody and treated for its injuries. He was also ordered to pay restitution for the dog’s rehabilitation in the amount of $1,042.
(Photo of man sentenced for dragging dog via booking photo)
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