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N.Y. Man Jailed for Starving Dog

March 28, 2006

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) _ A man who let his dog starve to death in a basement closet while he took his 7-year-old daughter to Disney World was sentenced Tuesday to a year in jail.

Jason Griffin, 27, received the maximum for aggravated cruelty to animals after pleading guilty earlier this month.

The Long Island man was arrested in January after returning from his Florida vacation. The dog, a labrador-pit bull mix, had been left without food and water for more than a week at Griffin’s Northport home.

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