Oshkosh, WI – If you witnessed the photo of Snoop as he was found last April, it is likely burned into your memory.
The 5 month-old Pit bull puppy was starved to death – his skeletal body discovered on a snow covered sidewalk.
A tip led authorities to Snoop’s owner, Bryan Hutcherson – 19 years of age at the time that Snoop was killed.
The teen told authorities that owning Snoop was “stressful” and the puppy was too expensive to feed.
The young man did not choose to surrender the dog to a shelter nor rehome him. Instead he allowed Snoop to starve to death right before his very eyes.
But there will be no justice for the puppy who suffered under this man’s “care”. In fact, there will be no punishment at all for the cruelty this puppy suffered.
Judge Karen Seifert has dimissed the charges against Hutcherson – declaring the man incompetent to stand trial.
Somehow this man managed to live with a girlfriend, find food and clothing for himself, and maintain a Facebook page.
He was competent enough to prevent his own starvation.
It is reprehensible that he will not be held responsible for his actions in this deplorable case of neglect. Had this been a baby who he allowed to starve to death, would Judge Seifert have allowed him to walk away?
Samantha Braatz, Hutcherson’s girlfriend at the time of Snoop’s death, was sentenced to just four months in jail for her part in the puppy’s death.
A second dog, Diamond, was rescued from the couple’s home before she starved to death. She has since found a new home.
Rest in Peace Snoop.
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