July 17, 2014 2:25 pm
Updated: July 17, 2014 2:38 pm

Calgary dog abuser sentenced to house arrest

A stock photo of a dog collar and identification tag.

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A former employee of a doggy daycare has received a conditional sentence after admitting he abused a 5-month-old boxer for nearly an hour.

21-year-old Marc Oliver Labonte has been ordered to serve a 60 day conditional sentence under house arrest.

Surveillance video caught Labonte abusing the puppy on September 12, 2012, while he was working for the doggy daycare, Chasin’  Tails.

When the owners found the dog in distress they viewed the video, contacted a vet to treat the dog and called police.

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On Thursday,  a judge concluded Labonte’s actions were out of character since he has no prior history of animal abuse.

Labonte will be allowed to keep the cat he currently owns but is prohibited from owning any more animals.

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