Posted 6 months ago
By Associated Press
A Jefferson County judge sentenced the teen Wednesday after the boy admitted to a misdemeanor charge of attempted animal cruelty causing injury.
Authorities say that in April, when he was 12, the boy kicked and hit the Chihuahua with an ax while it was tied to a tree in his grandfather’s yard. The dog’s jaw was shattered and one of its eyes was pulled from a socket in the attack.
A veterinarian treated the dog, but it’s not known whether the animal survived its injuries.