Justice is Served For Puppy Who was Severely Beaten and Thrown Into River

 With broken legs, he crawled out of the water several times to return to his abuser. Now, six months after his rescue, justice is served.

Dog lovers are celebrating a judge's decision to sentence a woman convicted of severely assaulting a dog in Detroit. Before the police arrived to stop her, the suspect was accused of torturing a puppy and trying to throw him into the river.

perpetrator in time. Amber Sunde, according to witnesses, was observed dumping the injured puppy into the Clinton River on a frigid January day in Macomb County, MI. According to MLive.com, the puppy crawled out of the water and approached her many times before she tried to get rid of him.

After being rescued by the authorities, Lux was transferred to the Detroit Pit Crew Rescue Team, where a medical examination showed that the puppy suffered a lot of abuse during his short life. Lux had a cracked head and two broken legs as a result of the abuse. Even more than that, “X-rays revealed that Lux has both old and new injuries, indicating that in his brief 6 months of existence, he underwent repeated maltreatment at the hands of his owner,” Detroit Pit Crew posted on Facebook.

There were several setbacks in the court procedures, including an offer of a plea bargain for the defendant at one point. However, during the entire trial, animal lovers were there to ensure Lux gets justice. Despite delays in the Detroit court procedures, Judge James Biernat handed down his sentence against Amber Sunde, Lux's former owner, on June 23, 2021. Sunde was sentenced to prison and barred from ever owning animals again. According to Lux's rescuers, this is a "win."

“Judge Biernat stated that the defendant, Amber Sunde, did NOT qualify for mental health court, and he has sentenced her to 6 months in jail (the judge went above the sentencing guidelines), 2 years probation, 60 hours community service, she is to pay restitution to Detroit Pit Crew for Lux's medical bills, and she is NOT to own any more animals,” they wrote.

“As an organization that is involved in several animal cruelty cases, this sentencing is regarded as a win. Thank you so much to everyone who stood up and spoke up for Lux! ! We're also pleased to say that Lux has been adopted and is doing well at the moment,” they added. They also thanked Judge Biernat for "going above and beyond the sentencing standards."

Lux, now known as Finn, has fully recovered in the past six months. Finn was later adopted by the police who saved her life!

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