A man who shot and killed his puppy has been sentenced to jail time. According to the Imperial Valley Press, 31-year-old Jonathan Landa Torres was given a 180-day jail sentence, community service and probation for killing his caged puppy in March.
Torres fired multiple shots at his puppy, who was inside of a cage, at his house in Imperial, California. Torres was reported to have been drinking before firing a Smith & Wesson M&P .40 caliber semiautomatic handgun.
An unusual background
Torres had been a volunteer at the Humane Society of Imperial County and also worked at a veterinary hospital. People who knew him submitted letters to the court stating that he had been a “lifelong advocate” for animals. Torres has offered no explanation for shooting the puppy, but he has expressed regret. His brother wrote, “The death of his puppy will haunt him forever and he is feeling shattered and brokenhearted and fully regrets his actions.”
(Pixabay stock image of puppy)
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