PAWS plans to sue dog owner who hung his pet from clothesline "to dry" for animal abuse
(SPOT.ph) Photos of a puppy dangling from a clothesline circulated the Internet yesterday, June 14, prompting protests of animal abuse, reports ABS-CBN News. The puppy's owner, identified as Jerzon Senador, said that the dog hung for only a few seconds, long enough for him to take photos. He has since apologized for his behavior after receiving hate messages from the online community.
Senador also took back an earlier statement that he also washed the dog in the washing machine and dryer, and claimed it was only a joke. On his Facebook account, he wrote: "Gusto ko humingi ng tawad sa nagawa kong kasalanan sa aking alagang aso. Sana mapatawad niyo ako at pinapangako ko na hindi na mauulit (I want to apologize for what I did to my pet dog. I hope you (readers) forgive me and I promise never to do it again)."
Despite his apology, however, ABS-CBN News reported that Philippine Animal and Welfare Society (PAWS) will continue plans to sue him for violating the Animal Welfare Act. May Felix, PAWS human and education specialist, said that a person convicted of violating the Animal Welfare Act will be punished by imprisonment of not less than six months nor more than two years or a fine of not less than P1,000 or more than P5,000 or both at the discretion of the court.
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