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Guilty Plea In Wal-Mart Abandonment

Published: January 10, 2012 4:05 pm ET

Last Comment: January 10, 2012 5:54 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

According to a report, a teenager has come forth and pleaded guilty to abandoning his nine-year-old standardbred outside of a Geauga County, Ohio Wal-Mart this past November.

On January 3, the Amish teen, 19-year-old Johnny Miller, pleaded guilty to a charge of animal abandonment in connection to the case, according to a report on thehorse.com.

The article states that the standardbred --- who has picked up the nickname 'Wally' in light of the Wal-Mart abandonment --- is now in demand by people looking to adopt him since the story became a mainstream news item this past weekend.

The report has quoted Humane Society Executive Director Hope Brustein as saying that people from all over Ohio and the United States have been looking to adopt the horse, and that the society wants "to do what's best for him and find him a good, caring forever home."

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January 10, 2012 - 5:54 pmWe really need to educate

We really need to educate people on the value of a life, cat, dog ,horse, grandma, so such issues as abandonment or cruelty don't come up. When an animal in a human's care becomes inconvenient or has an injury that is expensive to fix, throwing them away is not the answer.


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