Man goes to jail for almost killing his dog

Former owner to face one year behind bars; two years on probation

LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – 22News has new information on the Pomeranian mix that was nearly beaten to death earlier this year.

Jameson’s previous owner, Ricardo Costa of Ludlow, will serve one year in jail and two years after that on probation. He will start his sentence September 15th.

Jameson’s new owner, Ludlow Police Detective Alison Metcalfe, told 22News she was in the courtroom on Tuesday when Costa decided to plead guilty.

Back in February, Costa told police he had beaten Jameson (back then, known as Scrunchy) and had thrown the dog over a snow bank.

Ludlow officers found Jameson alive, and Detective Metcalfe adopted him.

Jameson cannot see out of his left eye and has trouble with his back legs because of the beating, but Metcalfe said he’s learned to adjust, and he gets along well with his siblings.

If you’d like to follow his recovery, click here.

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