A 26-year-old Chicago man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an act of animal cruelty towards his 16-week-old pit bull puppy. According to the Daily Herald, before being arrested, James Spencer, formerly of Elgin, admitted on social media that he had possibly broken his puppy’s leg when he threw the dog – he also complained about the veterinary expenses stemming from the cruel incident. One of Spencer’s Facebook posts read, “I think I just broke his left leg tho I threw him far as hell.”
Spencer was charged with felony animal cruelty in February and he could have faced up to three years in prison, but after pleading guilty to misdemeanor attempted animal cruelty, a judge sentenced him to probation.
The puppy injured by Spencer was seized by the authorities and taken in by the Golf Rose Animal Hospital in Schaumburg.
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