Cathryn Washington, the former nursing professor who killed her dog Delta in July by leaving her in the car while she shopped at Costco, then went back inside to return the dog food and bed she’d bought after discovering Delta was dead, was charged with two misdemeanor cruelty charges. The first was for failing to provide adequate food, water and shelter and the second was for causing Delta unnecessary pain and suffering. (Apparently there’s no statute for being a heartless bitch who is more concerned about getting her money back than the fact that she just cooked her dog to death.) Each count is punishable by 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Ms. Washington has now been sentenced. Number of days she will be serving of the possible 180: Zero. Number of dollars in fines she’ll be paying of the possible $2000: Zero. Instead, she got probation. She won’t be allowed to own a pet for 18 months and must undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
Amount of hope I have that authorities will check to make sure Ms. Washington doesn’t have a pet in the next 18 months: Zero.
Thank you Clarice for the link.