Brooklyn Man Convicted in Death of Dachshund Puppy

Friday, Mar 12, 2010  |  Updated 7:15 PM EDT
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Brooklyn Man Convicted in Death of Dachshund Puppy

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A Brooklyn man has been convicted in the death of a 5-pound dachshund puppy that suffered six broken ribs and lung and liver damage.

Joseph Pentangelo, assistant director of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, says the man, Dudley Ramsay, was convicted Friday of aggravated animal cruelty. He could face up to two years in prison.

Ramsay was arrested in 2006 in the death of the 5-month-old puppy, named Junior.

He took the dog to a veterinarian, who then contacted the ASPCA.

Pentangelo says "it's satisfying that people view animal cruelty as a serious offense, because that's what it is."

When Ramsay is sentenced May 7, he will face up to two years in prison.

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