Pit Bull Killer Gets Prison

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Postby Miakoda » October 18th, 2006, 12:40 am

Dog killer gets prison
Animal’s injuries led to it being euthanized

By Brett Lovelace
Intelligencer Journal

Published: Oct 17, 2006 1:17 AM EST

LANCASTER COUNTY, PA - A district judge has sentenced a 30-year-old Lititz man to 30 days in prison for killing a pit bull.

John Micklo admitted kicking a 9-month-old pit bull named Booger July 23 because the dog had destroyed a roll of toilet paper.

The kick, which broke the dog’s right femur and dislocated its right hip, led to the animal being euthanized.

Keith Mohler, a humane officer for Farm Sanctuary of Pennsylvania, launched an investigation into the incident after a veterinarian with Peaceable Kingdom Animal Hospital in Ephrata contacted him.

The veterinarian had treated Booger and recommended the dog be euthanized because of extensive injuries.

During his investigation, Mohler said he determined Micklo returned to his mobile home at 200 W. Brubaker Road shortly after 11:30 p.m. on July 23 and discovered the destroyed toilet paper.

Micklo then kicked the dog, Mohler said.

Heather Delong, Micklo’s girlfriend, and her 15-year-old son did not see the kick but found the dog after it has been injured, Mohler said.

“They heard the dog yelping in pain,â€
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Postby Miakoda » October 18th, 2006, 12:40 am

I'm surprised they didn't slap the guy on the back & give him a monetary reward for doing basically the same job they are doing (through BSL). :x
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Postby Marinepits » October 18th, 2006, 8:50 am

Disgusting. Thirty days and a fine for essentially killing a puppy. :nono:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » October 18th, 2006, 10:11 am

"County prison"? Wouldn't that be JAIL??? Jeez, 30 days jail...I hope he survives... :rolleyes2:
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Postby luvmyangels » October 18th, 2006, 10:19 am

What a horrible story. I think he deserves to be kicked as hard as he kicked that poor puppy.
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Postby cheekymunkee » October 18th, 2006, 11:30 am

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