a man named Charles Collins Cutler of Marne, IA, got in trouble for shooting a dog in his yard. The dog's name was Wrigley and he was an 18-month-old chocolate Labrador. The dog and his owner were passing through from Denver, CO, to the Quad Cities. They had stopped for the night and the dogs were playing in the snow when Cutler shot and killed the younger dog. Cutler was subsequently convicted in April 2013 of Animal Abuse.
It is now being reported (via KJAN FM 101.1) that Charles Cutler was sentenced on Tuesday following last month's conviction. KJAN reports that Cutler was sentenced to one year of probation. He was ordered to perform four hours of community services each week with the Atlantic Humane Society (presumably throughout the course of his year of probation). He is pay restitution to Wrigley's owner, Stacey Ernat, in the amount of $1,964. Cutler is also required to surrender all of his firearms while on probation. He is also required to submit written letters of apology to the local newspapers.
I would love it if people could forward a copy of Cutler's apology letter to me once they published.