A dog who was allegedly sodomized by a university professor has been adopted by a new family. According to the Lansing State Journal, the seven-year-old male basset hound went to his new home on April 12.
The depraved crime
The dog was the victim of a depraved act of cruelty. The man accused of sexually abusing the dog is identified as 51-year-old Joseph Hattey, a Michigan State University health physicist. Hattey allegedly “penetrated the dog with both his hand and penis.” The victimized dog was seized from Hattey on March 8.
The professor was arrested earlier this week – he is charged with two counts of sodomy for committing a crime against nature (bestiality). If convicted, Hattey could spend up to 15 years behind bars.
A new life
The abused dog went to a foster home before being adopted to his new family; no abnormal behavior was noted in the dog and his new owners are aware of his sad past.
(Stock image of basset hound via Pixabay)
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