Owner of Starved Pit Bull Puppy Sentenced to Jail Time

August 19, 2015 5:15 PM

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In April, the Internet was introduced to the tragic tale of Rocky, an emaciated pit bull puppy rescued from the Pennsylvania basement of Angelique Miles. On Monday, Miles pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty and was sentenced to six months in jail and 200 hours of community service by an Erie County judge.

Miles, 25, who, according to her attorney, has received numerous death threats since April, left Rocky, then between 6 and 8 months old, caged in her damp basement. Ruth Thompson-Carroll, director of the Erie-based Anna Shelter, which cared for the dog after his rescue, told The Huffington Post that...

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