A man who repeatedly stabbed a puppy will not spend any time in prison.
John Madden, 22, pleaded guilty to the crime. His sentence includes work release and mental health treatment. As a condition of his punishment, Madden is not allowed to own or live with any animals.
Madden admitted he repeatedly stabbed a puppy in August 2012, saying he wanted to put the dog out of its misery.
The puppy, nicknamed “Miracle,” was adopted by an IMPD officer and his wife and has made a full recovery.