PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – According to the PSPCA, a South Philadelphia man has been ordered to complete an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program after allegedly hitting his ex-girlfriend’s dog with a baseball bat.
The PSPCA says over the next 18 months, Andrew Wallace, 41, has been ordered to pay $2,500 toward the dog’s medical care, participate in anger management and complete community service.
On September 6, 2015, Wallace allegedly the Pit Bull mix with a baseball bat, severely injuring the dog’s leg.
Following the incident, the PSPCA says Wallace was arrested.
Officials say he was charged with one first degree misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals, one summary count of cruelty to animals, and one count of misdemeanor possession of an instrument of crime.
The dog, Ruby, has remained in the care of her owner, and is recovering at home.
“The Pennsylvania SPCA believes that no animal should be subjected to such blatant violent acts,” said CEO Jerry Buckley.
“In this case, we are pleased that the dog in question, Ruby, will have the opportunity to recover in her home and have the financial support to receive the best treatment available. We can only hope that through his ordered treatment, the defendant will change his ways.”