In October, an Ohio man was sentenced to dress as “Safety Pup” and visit elementary schools as part of his punishment for shooting his dog, a harlequin Great Dane named Bill, and for allowing him to die.
Except, the agency responsible for “Safety Pup” notified the judge that any person convicted of a crime is not allowed to wear the costume.
Judge Michael Ciconnetti then changed the punishment for Robert Clark. He has been ordered to feed stray and abandoned dogs at shelters in Lake County, Ohio on every major holiday during his two year probation term.
Ciconnetti said, “he has to physically bring to the dog warden enough food to feed the dogs at the Lake County Shelter and enough to feed the dogs at the Lake County Humane Society”.
Clark admitted that what he did was wrong and apologized, but he said that he only shot his dog because Bill attacked his daughter.