A soldier who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty for drowning his 8-month-old dog will have to carry a picture of the puppy in his wallet while he is on probation for two years, a North Carolina judge ordered on Tuesday.
Judge Jim Ammons of Fayetteville also sentenced John Garrett Burrow, 24, to 30 days in jail and to 100 hours of community service, report WRAL and the Fayetteville Observer. Burrow, a solder at Fort Bragg, will not be allowed to own pets during his two years of probation.
The community service could include cleaning cages at an animal control facility, if officials there agree to the arrangement.
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