AVENTURA, Fla. – A South Florida woman caught on camera kicking her dog in an elevator has been sentenced to probation.
In addition to four years of probation, Keevonna Wilson, 26, was also ordered to pay $600 in court costs. She must also write a letter to the court addressing the animal abuse and can not purchase, adopt or care for an animal for three years.
In addition, Wilson was also ordered to pay the $2,795 veterinarian bill to cover the costs of services to take care of the injured dog.
In Sept. 2017, surveillance video from inside an Aventura condominium elevator showed Wilson repeatedly kicking Chastity, a small Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix.
The building's security staff saw the video and notified police.
Wilson claimed she was upset with the dog because it went to the bathroom in the elevator.
Miami-Dade Animal Services removed Chasity from Wilson's care for medical treatment. An investigation showed the dog had bruises on her abdominal area and the outside part of her ears.
The State Attorney's Office had originally requested Wilson receive six months in jail in addition to the probation, but the judge believed the additional stipulations to her plea added more oversight.
Wilson must also perform 200 hours of community service and be given a mental health evaluation if deemed necessary to focus on anger management issues.
Chasity was scheduled to be put up for adoption.
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