"Buxton" was rescued and brought to a new family after receiving medical attention. Photo courtesy of PETA.
Updated: Friday, 17 Apr 2009, 7:05 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 17 Apr 2009, 7:05 PM EDT
SUFFOLK, Va. - A Suffolk mother and son were convicted of Animal Cruelty in a case brought by the animal rights group PETA.
The pair is said to be responsible for allowing their puppy's collar to embed itself in the dog's skin, leading to a serious infection. Veterinarians had to surgically remove the harness from the animal.
A Suffolk Criminal Court Judge barred 18-year-old Calvin Holland and his mother, Catina Beasley, from ever owning companion animals again.
Additionally, Holland could face jail time if he does not repay the puppy's medical costs by September 1.
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