YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – A man who was videotaped as he dragged, punched, and whipped a dog has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty.
Luis J. Cruz-Padro, 28, entered the non-negotiated plea to the first-degree misdemeanor count Tuesday in York County Court, according to court records.
Sentencing is scheduled on May 31.
A neighbor videotaped the abuse and posted a two-and-a-half-minute video to Facebook.
Authorities said Cruz-Padro was not the dog’s legal owner.