A Ventura County man has been ordered to pay $22,461 in restitution for serious injuries inflicted on an eight-month-old Chihuahua. Spencer Whitewood, 21, was sentenced on Thursday, after having been convicted in March of animal cruelty in connection with the incident of harming his roommate’s puppy. District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that Superior Court Judge Charles W. Campbell ordered Whitewood to pay restitution after he was convicted for a felony violation of Penal Code section 597(a), Cruelty to an Animal.
According to the Citizen’s Journal, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office recounted the disturbing incident which occurred in November 2015. Prosecutors stated Whitewood admitted kicking the defenseless puppy named Mayble, in the head while he had been alone with the dog. Whitewood told authorities the dog had tried to bite him.
Whitewood then abandoned the dog on the side of road – later telling his roommate the puppy ran away. When Mayble was found, she had a severely injured right eye and brain trauma. The dog’s owner contacted police and told authorities the puppy had previously been abused while Whitewood had been in the home.
In addition to the demand retribution payment, Whitewood had previously been sentenced to 180 days in jail, three years of felony probation and is barred from owning any animals. The amount of restitution was determined after hearing testimony regarding Mayble’s necessary medical treatment and the extent of her condition.
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