Anger management ordered for man who kicked puppy
Posted: Nov 22, 2012 4:17 PM CST
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2012 7:09 PM CST
A Regina man who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty for kicking and dangling a puppy from the end of a leash has been ordered to take anger management classes, as a part of his sentence.
Nelson Menard, 21, was videotaped by a neighbour. The dog, a German Shepherd, required medical attention, including several surgeries for a dislocated hip, and is in a rehabilitation program.
On Thursday, a judge accepted a joint submission to sentence Menard to six months of custody, to be served in the community, take a course on anger management, not be allowed to have pets for five years, and pay restitution of about $2,600 to the Regina Humane Society.Nelson Menard, on the right, arrives for sentencing at Provincial Court in Regina on Thursday. CBC
Court heard that the man was angry after the dog defecated in its kennel and was urinating indoors.
He was arrested and charged last March.
The puppy, named Kindle, was seized by the humane society.
The humane society says because of the dog's emotional and physical condition it's not clear if Kindle can ever be adopted. However, the dog has a new name and is in a home with people trained to help its recovery.With files from CBC's Dani Mario
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