An Ohio man has been sentenced to a 30 day jail sentence after prosecutors said the man shot his dog, a harlequin Great Dane named Bill, and left him to die.
But Judge Michael Cicconnetti said the man, Robert Clark, can reduce his prison sentence to only 10 days instead of 30 days if he dresses as “Safety Pup” and visits an elementary school with police supervision.
Clark has agreed to dress up in the costume as part of his punishment. The judge also banned Clark from owning an animal ever again.
Authorities said they found Bill bleeding and tied to a fence last year. He had to be euthanized because of the severity of his injuries.
Clark said he shot Bill because he was aggressive.