LOGAN -- An ex-Smithfield animal control officer is being ordered to reading a book on animal cruelty following the death of a yellow Lab he said he accidentally left in an outdoor kennel.
The 25-year-old Brady Robbins was also sentenced Monday to community service, a cognitive thinking class and $200 restitution.
Robbins pleaded guilty in February to misdemeanor evidence tampering and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges for not moving the dog to a new cage after picking it up on a Thursday in June. He found the dog dead in its kennel when he returned to work after the weekend.
Robbins says he disposed of the body but wrote in a police log that the dog was sent to a shelter.
He later resigned. The Herald Journal reports (http://bit.ly/GCN0nB ) he apologized at sentencing.