Max sentence for man who kept 2 dogs in small crate, even though one was dead


Portsmouth, VA: PETA volunteers delivering straw to the home of Adriane Mason found a very shocking discovery...

Outside the home they found a small dog crate containing two dogs, and one of the dogs was dead.  The other had to stand on his dead buddy since the space was so cramped.

A veterinarian determined both dogs were underweight.   Blue survived, but Dynasty, the dog who died, had straw in her stomach from allegedly not being fed.  She also had a broken leg.

The Virginia Beach SPCA says that Blue was emotionally traumatized from his ordeal.

In September, Mason was found guilty of animal cruelty.  He is scheduled for sentencing on December 17, 2013.  Please sign the petition asking that he receives the maximum sentence.  The maximum sentence in Virginia for animal cruelty, a class 1 misdemeanor, is confinement in jail for 12 months and a fine of $2,500.

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  • Portsmouth Circuit Court
    Hon. Kenneth R. Melvin

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