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