A former City of Buffalo worker, who stabbed a senior pit bull, has been sentenced for the felony animal cruelty crime. According to WIVB News, 47-year-old James Craddock has been sentenced to two years in jail, in addition to a $500 fine, for stabbing a nine-year-old dog named Audi.
After the cruel incident, Craddock was fired from his job as a seasonal parks employee with the city – he was in a city of Buffalo, NY, truck when he attacked Jillian Mann’s dog. Craddock apparently targeted the dog because he does not like pit bulls – Mann has stated that her dog did nothing to deserve Craddock’s violent attack.
After sentencing, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said “The actions of this individual were reprehensible and violence towards animals will not be tolerated by this office. I will continue to aggressively prosecute those who do harm to defenseless animals.”
Audi has since recovered from her injuries.
Prior article about this incident here
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