Hart allegedly had his friend, Shane
Morehouse, leave the dog on the side of the road after he could no longer care
the dog. The dog was taken to a local veterinarian and treated for injuries.
However it was discovered that the dog was suffering from an extensive
unrelated illness and had to be euthanized.
Hart will be sentenced on September 6. He is
expected to get 30-60 days in jail and 3 years of probation. He will also not
be able to have companion animals during probation, although he has two
parakeets that he can keep.
Morehouse will have to pay restitution for
services performed, which include treating, euthanizing, and exploratory