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Man who left dog to starve to death sentenced to 1 year in jail

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A 27-year-old man who left his dog to starve to death in a rented home he abandoned in the Woodstock, N.B., area four years ago was sentenced Thursday to a year in jail — double the sentence recommended by the Crown.


Kyle Springer, who previously pleaded guilty to the criminal charge of cruelty to animals, was also sentenced to one year of supervised probation and banned from owning or living with any animals for three years following his release.


More than 50 protesters packed the Carleton County courtroom to demand justice for Diesel, the two-year-old shepherd mix Springer left locked in the house for two months before the dog's body was discovered.


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