A dog is dead after his owner left him unattended inside of a house for two months. The man behind the cruel incident is 27-year-old Kyle Springer of New Brunswick. As reported by CBC News, Springer pleaded guilty to the resulting charge of criminal animal cruelty on Tuesday – he will learn his fate when he is sentenced in the spring.
In 2015, the abandoned dog, named Diesel, was found by Springer’s landlord, who was trying to collect rent. The interior of the residence was covered in urine and feces and there was evidence that the dog had desperately tried to find food and/or escape. It is believed that the abandoned dog died approximately three days before the landlord entered the building.
The landlord’s daughter stated that Springer lied about the dog – claiming that someone was taking care of him, but the truth is that the dog was abandoned and left to suffer an agonizing, slow death by starvation.
An arrest warrant was issued for Springer two years ago after he failed to appear in court – he was recently arrested following a tip.
Thousands of people have signed a petition asking for Springer to be given the maximum sentence of 18 months in jail for his crime – the decision about the man’s punishment will be made on April 9.
(Screenshots via CBC News)
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