Animal abuse: Man wounds dog with pitchfork

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A man who lives in Kyiv region wounded his dog with a pitchfork.
Kyiv] reported this on Wednesday.
'A local resident was noticed of the suspicion in committing a crime (...), the deliberate abuse of an American Staffordshire Terrier dog by inflicting multiple wounds with a garden pitchfork, which crippled the dog', reads the message. 
The man faces up to six months in prison or three years of restriction of liberty. The pre-trial investigation is underway.
As we reported, over the first six months of the year, the Ukrainian police registered 154 cases under the fact of animal abuse
. The majority of those were opened in Kyiv and Sumy region, northern Ukraine; Prosecutor General's Office reported that in the official request filed by UNN news agency.
According to the authority, in June and July, 15 cases were initiated in Kyiv alone; two of those are now closed. Another two of ten cases are closed in Sumy region; the rest are being investigated. In general, 57 cases were closed all over Ukraine during the said period.
Not a single documented case of animal abuse was reported in Khmelnytsky region, central Ukraine; one case was opened in each of the five following regions - Zhytomyr, Luhansk, Chernihiv, Ternopil and Chernivtsi.
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