In a somewhat surprising ruling, a court in Boynton Beach jailed a 26-year old lady for six months back in May for abandoning her cat and dog. The two pets would later starve to death after the lady, Ashley Alicia, failed to feed them for several months while staying at her boyfriend’s place.
In a court hearing on a Wednesday, Alicia pleaded guilty to unlawful abandonment of her Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix dog named Moose and her grey and white cat, Pablo. The accused was handed a six months jail sentence by Circuit Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer. The jail term was arrived at by the judge together with Assistant State Attorney Judith Arco and defense attorney Ron Herman. An additional two year probation period was also part of the plea bargain.