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Warrant Issued For NM Man Sentenced To Prison Over Dog's Death

(McKinley County Sheriff via AP)

A Gallup, New Mexico area man convicted of extreme animal cruelty in the killing of his dog has a warrant out for his arrest after failing to begin serving a prison sentence that authorities sought to make an example of his case.

A judge in Gallup issued an arrest warrant for 35-year-old George A. Milliken of Thoreau, New Mexico after he failed to surrender February 17 to start serving a two-year sentence.

The Gallup Independent reports that Milliken caught his dog with a metal-claw trap and shot it with a crowbow after it destroyed insulation under the family trailer in 2018.

A New Mexico Animal Protection Supervisor says she hopes the prison sentence sends a strong message that animal abuse isn't tolerated.

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