North Carolina man sentenced to jail for starving his dog to death

In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a dog owner was sentenced to 60 days in jail for starving his dog to death. Hiram Renard Goins Jr.  will also serve three years of supervised probation at which time he is banned from owning or caring for any pets.

According to the Winston-Salem Journal, Goins, 30, pleaded guilty after prosecutors stated he had been the target of two complaints about his three dogs having been tethered outdoors in the extreme cold. A pit bull mix named Debo died from malnutrition, starvation and exposure sometime between January 3 and January 4 when outside temperatures dipped to 12 degrees.

Dan Anthony, Goins’ attorney, said Goins had been remorseful for what happened to his dog. The other two dogs were healthy.

(Photo of North Carolina man who starved his dog to death via Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office)

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5 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    Is Hiram Renard Goins Jr. remorseful? Probably since he was arrested, but he should have thought of that before he starved his dog to death. 60 days in jail, three years of supervised probation and banning him for the three years is hardly enough sentence for killing his pet. He had been warned twice and still a dog is dead. He should NEVER be allowed to own one again.

  2. Larry says:

    Unfortunately a 60 day jail sentence doesn’t mean he will actually serve 60 days. He will probably be released much sooner than the 60 days. A just punishment would be that during his incarceration he should not be fed – nothing, period. Let him feel some of what his poor dog felt as he slowly died in agony.

  3. Gizmos Mommy says:

    So the maggot fucking lawyer says his client was remorseful?!? Yeah probably because “it” got caught. Fucking lawyers will say anything to get their maggot criminals off the hook. As far as I’m concerned the lawyers are just as guilty as the criminals. Lawyers care nothing for victims thereby inflicting further harm and or pain to victims.

  4. pennysdachshunds says:

    This individual is a Sociopathic , and Narcissistic POS.. I am sure his ” PET’s” meant absolutely Nothing to Him or he would have had them in the house where they could have at the very least stayed warm and not have to burn what little energy their abused bodies were retaining to keep them warm in subzero weather… Only thing the Ethnic Bastard is remorseful for is that He actually had decent neighbors turn him and he got caught and slapped on the wrist!!! Hope he meets ,a gets “greeted” BY A GROUP of ANIMAL LOVERS WHILE INCERATED for HIS WHOLE 3 MONTHS !!! He will walk away knowing what ” pain and suffering ” is all about!!


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