It can be too annoying to see some heartless people hurt innocent creatures for no apparent reason. These type of people need to be taught a lesson they would never forget. Even if one doesn’t own a pet or is not a lover of pets, it doesn’t warrant them the right to harm and mishandle innocent and helpless animals. This is why Judge Michael Cicconetti from Painesville, Ohio, got fed up with animal abusers and decided to convict them and act as a warning to others. The judge himself loves animals since he was young and owned a dog referred to as Herman. His love for dogs did not end there, as he currently owns Kasey, a Bernese mountain dog whose company he enjoys most and wonders where people get the courage to hurt such beautiful creatures. Judge Michael has thus become famous for his creativity in terms of the judgment he passes to these offenders.
At the beginning of Michael’s career, he dealt with multiple cases of animal abusers and neglect, many of which were done repeatedly by the same people. Then, he only used to give them jail time and a heavy fine. After the abusers were brought several times for the same offenses, he noticed that he was lenient to them and didn’t stop them from mistreating the innocent creatures. The offenders did this repeatedly because they knew the judgment they would receive wouldn’t affect them in any way. Driven by this, Judge Cicconetti devised an appropriate sentence for this group of people whose weight was equal to the crime they committed. He ensured the sentences he came up with were in line with the law. Despite the new judgments being very heavy, the judge believed that it was still insufficient to teach them the importance of taking great care of these animals. He told himself that it is also necessary to teach these individuals a lesson about animal care on top of convicting them. The judge was confident that the only way out is for the offenders, who are mostly drunk drivers and those who abandon their animals, to be forced to pursue courses about animal care.
Besides the jail term and hefty fine, the judge also made individuals who fall under this category face similar problems they put the animals through. For example, the woman who put her dog in a dirty room was dumped somewhere similar to the dog’s living environment for eight consecutive hours. When it came the time for the judge to convict the woman, this is what the judge ordered, “I want you to go down to the county dump, to the landfill, and I want them to find the stingiest, smelliest, God-awful odor place they can find in that dump, and I want you to sit there for eight hours tomorrow, to think about what you did to that dog while you shell the odor. If you puke, you puke.” Also, the lady who dumped her kittens in the wood, Judge Michael made her stay in the woods for a whole night in addition to a jail term and heavy fine. Although some people might see this as too much, many support Judge Michael’s courses of action since they are sure the abusers will learn from it and also serve as a warning to the rest.