Georgia Man Gets Four Years in Prison for Setting Doghouse on Fire With the Dog Locked Inside

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A Georgia man has been sentenced to four years in prison for using a blowtorch to set a doghouse on fire with the dog locked inside of it.

23-year-old Caleb Lanier was convicted of felony animal cruelty and second-degree criminal damage to property after authorities in Atlanta say the dog suffered burns to 60% of her body.

The dog, which is his brother’s, was attacked with the blowtorch in May of 2015. Lanier then sealed her inside the doghouse and set it ablaze.

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Veterinarian Regan Buford has adopted the dog and helped her through the recovery. She named her Sweet Potato Fry.“

Lanier was purportedly once an honor roll student “with a promising future,” according to friends and family.

The prosecution asked for an eight-year sentence, but the Cobb County judge gave him four years in prison and six years of probation.

 

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