California man sentenced to jail after killing poodle

/ 07:04 AM May 13, 2015

jail-0330BALDWIN PARK, California — A man who beat to death his miniature poodle has been sentenced to a year in jail.

Prosecutors say Jason Vaca of Baldwin Park was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to a felony count of animal cruelty. He also must attend anger management and animal cruelty classes.


In addition, Vaca can’t own any animal for 10 years.

He was arrested in March of last year after Baldwin Park police answering an emergency services call found Vaca with blood on his clothes and blood in the house.


The officers found Vaca’s poodle, Butters, dead in the backyard.


Mass killing of dogs shocks city in northern Mexico

Man who put puppy in washing machine threatens to kill more dogs

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Animal Cruelty, felony, Jason Baca, poodle
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2019 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.