Woman blinds dog for messing up her yard
A woman who used a board to beat her niece's dog, named 'Stand Pipe', because the animal defecated too much in the yard, was sentenced to 80 hours of community service yesterday in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court.
The court heard that the beating was so severe, the animal suffered blindness in her left eye and a broken limb.
Charged with cruelty to animal is Marcia Style.
She pleaded guilty to the offence and offered the court an explanation.
Style said, "I know I hit the dog but not to hurt him. The dog d***o every day in the place and I talk to them about it. The dog d***o at my door and dem (other persons) play in it and plaster it all over my door way."
When asked by parish judge Lorain Cole- Montague how she arrived at that conclusion, Style said, "If a dog d***o he will not spread it out like that. Is my slippers I use to beat him not any board. Nobody was there when I went outside to the dog."
The court also heard that the complainant took the injured animal to the vet and incurred costs amounting to $16,200.
The complainant will be compensated as an order of the court.