MINEOLA, N.Y. — A Long Island man who tortured his landlord’s toy poodle has been sentenced to two months in jail.
A judge said Monday that Peter Granath must also pay more than $3,600 in restitution and serve five years of probation.
The 26-year-old Mineola man pleaded guilty in August to charges of criminal mischief and torturing and injuring an animal.
Police say Granath abused 8-year-old Layla in March while renting a bedroom apartment from her owner.
Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas says the 10-pound dog is still recovering from injuries that included a concussion and broken ribs.
Granath no longer lives in the home and has been ordered to stay away from Layla’s family.
He’s listed in court records as having represented himself.