LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The man accused of dragging two puppies down the street appeared in court this morning. Pedro Moreta withdrew his plea of not guilty. Now, Moreta is pleading no contest to the charges of cruelty to animals, which is a third degree felony.
The judge sentenced him to 364 days in jail, with credit for time served. Moreta has already been in jail for 114 days.
After that, he'll have to complete 48 months of probation, and 150 hours community service. Moreta will also have to undergo anger management treatment.
He will also have to pay a $2,500 fine, and $1405.17 restitution for the investigation conducted by Lee County Domestic Animal Services.
Moreta is to have no contact with domesticated animals, and cannot reside in the same home as domesticated animals.