Shawn Robinson will not be allowed to own any pets for the next four years. Robinson plead guilty to 16 counts of animal cruelty on Thursday. Five puppies were left to die on his front porch as he tried to sell them even though they were sick.
Shawn Robinson pleaded guilty on Thursday to 16 counts of animal cruelty and will not be allowed to own any pets for the next four years. Robinson, of 262E. Catherine Street in Chambersburg, Pa. has also been sentenced to 100 days of house arrest and ordered to pay $1,500 in fines in addition to court costs.
Five of the animal cruelty charges were for failure to provide proper care for the sick puppies Robinson left on his front porch to die. He had been trying to sell the puppies. The 11 remaining charges were for animal neglect.
According to Your4State.com, Robinson will also be required to surrender any other pets he has to the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter before June 21.
Robinson also has two puggle mixes, a Jack Russell terrier, a pit bull mix, and a husky mix. It is not known if these dogs were vaccinated against the virus.
Robinson had been trying to sell the 14-week-old puggle puppies for some quick cash, but the puppies developed canine parvovirus, a very contagious and many times fatal disease transmitted directly or indirectly through dog feces. Survival depends on how quickly treatment is sought since the symptoms of vomiting, fever, and bloody diarrhea lead quickly to severe dehydration.
In PublicOpinionOnline.com, Robinson sought help from a veterinarian, but could not afford the treatment. Instead he left the puppies on the porch in a shoebox to languish in pain until they died a few days later.
Robinson stated he did not know the female dog was pregnant and could not afford vet treatment.
Jeff Bliss, a humane officer from Better Days Animal Shelter stated the residence was in deplorable condition with dog feces covering the interior of the residence.
Rest in peace little puppies.
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