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CDA man sentenced for animal cruelty

Published On: Nov 28 2012 09:41:45 AM CST
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

A judge in northern Idaho has sentenced a Coeur d'Alene man to at least 30 days in jail for seriously injuring his ex-girlfriend's miniature schnauzer last summer.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that Michael Dobler, 27, was sentenced on the misdemeanor animal cruelty charge by Judge Penny Friedlander Monday. Prosecutors said Dobler offered to walk the three-year-old dog named Shaylee last year but returned the mini schnauzer with serious injuries. A vet testified that the animal had injuries consistent with being kicked and dragged behind a vehicle.

Dobler never admitting harming the dog, but entered a modified guilty plea agreeing that there was enough evidence to convict him.

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