This horrendous abuse is the work of Russell Seese, 27, in Pennsylvania. Seese was reportedly planning to kill the dog, Lexi, when his abuse was discovered. Now he has served his relatively brief sentence and Pike County Judge Joseph Kameen had confirmed that he cannot own another dog.
The Pennsylvania Humane Society was called to Seese’s house in March where they found the female labrador-pit bull mix with duct rape binding her front and back legs. She was in a fitly chicken coop with no food or water and had suffered traumatic injuries at the hands of Seese.
For these abuses, he was sentenced to a rather bizarre minimum of 48 hours to a maximum of 12 months. He was also ordered to pay a $500 fine. By the way, the intention to kill the dog was not a problem. In Pennsylvania, you are allowed to kill your pet. However, the abuse was extreme. Yet, the sentence did not prohibit Seese from owning another pet or at least exclude future dog ownership for a while. Judge Kameen not only cut the maximum fine in half but rejected the prosecutor’s request to prohibit Seese from ownership, possession, control and custody of any animal and any employment involving the care of any animal for two years. Just two years and the court refused.
Seese’s lawyer made it sound that he really needs a pet right now because, after a letter campaign, he was fired from his position as a resource conservationist at the Pike County Conservation District. He lawyer argued “He has been hounded out of employment. I don’t know if he will be hounded out of his volunteer firefighting position.” (I am not sure that I would use the verb “hound” to despite my client’s plight after torturing a dog).
Lexi is now at an animal rescue group near Pittsburgh and working almost ready for adoption.
Her name new name is Jaynah, or a gift from God, strong and valiant.
Source: Pocono Record