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Saturday, May 1, 2010County: District of Columbia
Defendant/Suspect: Douglas Dormu
The Washington Humane Society is reporting that on Monday, December 6, 2010, Douglas Dormu, 34 years old of Northwest, Washington, DC, was convicted of animal cruelty for nearly starving his dog Uno to death. Uno was surrendered to the Washington Humane Society's Humane Law Enforcement Department in May. The one year old boxer weighed an unhealthy 43lbs. Boxers usually weigh between 65-75lbs. WHS immediately got Uno to a veterinarian who determined that he was suffering from starvation. WHS fed Uno regularly and after two weeks in our care he gained more than ten pounds!
Mr. Dormu was fined $50 and sentenced to one year of supervised probation and 45 hours of community service. He will not be allowed to own any domestic animals during his probation period. If he violates his probation he will be put behind bars for 75 days.
As for Uno, sadly he was not suitable for adoption. His traumatic upbringing caused him to exhibit aggressive tendencies and WHS determined that it would not be safe to put Uno into a new home. With a heavy heart WHS humanely euthanized him on May 12th. Uno's life was short and sad. His owner did not care for him physically or emotionally.
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