The 82-year old man named Hume Hamilton- who is found guilty of animal cruelty last month - is sentenced to three years in prison, followed by two years of probation, reported the 7news (WSVN).
In the surveillance video, Hamilton was seen along the 900 block of South Andrews Avenue, walking a dog up a driveway where the cat was resting. When Hamilton’s dog starts to viciously maul the cat, he used his foot to step on the cat, trying to separate the two.
The cat died from its injuries in this incident, which happened in the month of July.
“Now, we can move on, We have closure now, justice has prevailed.” the WSVN quoted the cat’s owner, Wayne Spath as saying.
“That was a pet, my daughter found that cat as a kitten, had it for 12 years. That cat was 12 years as part of our family,” he said.
On the other hand, the judge also asserted that Hamilton would not be allowed to own an animal again, once he gets out of prison.