HAWAII: A woman confessed to slitting her dog’s throat after the pet sniffed her 9-year old daughter’s crotch. Andrea Fiegle bought the Pointer-Rhodesian Ridgeback mix that she named Star for her daughter a few months before the attack. She told police that the dog would not stop sniffing her daughter’s private parts. She denied the dog was dangerous or that the dog had bitten anyone.
Fiegle was charged with cruelty to animals, and is the first person to be charged under a Hawaiian law that makes cruelty to animals a Class C felony, according to KITV. The law passed in 2007. Fiegle faces five years in prison if convicted.
Dog training experts are appalled. Pet owners are outraged. Did Fiegle not consider finding another home for the dog as an alternative to this brutal butchering? As the first defendant on the court docket to be found guilty under the new law, it would be fitting that Fiegle was rewarded with jail time, not a slap on the wrist.
(Source: The Huffington Post) (Photo: The dog pictured is a Rhodesian Ridgeback and is not the dog featured in this story. Photo Credit: Wooftown.)