Heneli S. Wallace has pled guilty to misdemeanor charges of animal abuse for kicking his two month old Pit Bull, Tilly. The San Diego Humane Society Humane immediately began the investigation when a witness filed a complaint against Wallace.
Wallace served 15 days in jail, has been put on probation, must attend animal cruelty awareness classes and is not allowed to own another animal for three years.
“Imposing a substantial punishment for committing an act of animal abuse is becoming increasingly important in the eyes of the law. Just this year, there has been an increase in the number of years that an animal abuser cannot own another animal. It’s a big step in the right direction,” said Randy Lawrence, Director of Humane Law Enforcement for the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA. “It’s so important to bring these people to justice on behalf of the animals, who cannot defend themselves.”
Tilly’s injuries were treated by the San Diego Humane Society’s medical staff and she was adopted into a loving home.
Animal-related concerns can be submitted on the San Diego Humane Society’s website, www.sdhumane.org or by calling (619) 243-3466.