Praise Prison Time For Man Who Forced His Dog to Attack a Cat

Target: Daniel Brabender, Erie County Judge

Goal: Applaud prison time and ban on animal ownership for man who forced his dog to torture and kill a cat.

A man who ordered his pit bull to attack a cat has been banned from animal ownership and sentenced to prison time and probation. Kenneth Joint of Erie, Pennsylvania, recently pleaded guilty to a first-degree misdemeanor count of animal cruelty as well as a third-degree misdemeanor count of criminal mischief. He will spend between 11 and a half to 23 months in prison and will be on probation for three years afterward.

In a video posted to social media by Joint, he can be seen ordering his dog, named Kovu, to attack a cat in the basement of his home. The attack was so bad that it resulted in the cat’s death. According to Lisa Stiles, the local Humane Society’s chief investigating officer, the cat “most likely had a very slow and painful death.”

Kovu has received several weeks of training and rehabilitation and is up for adoption. A representative of the Humane Society said that Kovu is “a good all around dog. He wants to please and that was kind of his fault… he had a bad owner. He pleased that bad owner in a negative way. With a good owner, with positive training, he will be positive.”

This cruelty not only killed an innocent animal in a torturous manner, but could have resulted in the euthanasia of an innocent dog as well. By harshly punishing this man, law enforcement has sent the message that cruelty like this will not be tolerated. Sign below to applaud this harsh sentence and ban on animal ownership, which will save animals from being put at risk of harm by this man in the future.


Dear Mr. Brabender,

Kenneth Joint was recently handed a prison sentence, probation, and a ban on animal ownership for forcing his dog to attack a cat in the basement of his home. Though the cat was killed in the attack, the dog was able to be rehabilitated and is currently up for adoption.

This sentence not only ensures that Joint will not be able to harm more animals, but sets an example that could deter future offenders. We, the undersigned, thank you for sending the message that animal cruelty is not acceptable.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Erie TV News

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  1. dog should die piece of garbage like owner

  2. This is a monster not a man. He is a coward, he used his dog to hide behind and exploited the dog to kill a cat. He deserves to be put in a basement and have 50 hungry Dobermans and pitbulls end his pathetic life!

  3. Gille Amaral says:

    Right on Petrine!!!!

  4. KatWrangler WELCH says:

    Another f-ing waste of oxygen, food, space, and other resources.

    It says the poor cat suffered a very slow and painful death.
    So let’s return the favor to this obvious POS. Society, and every cat AND dog will be much safer.

    I pray that our dubious legal system doesn’t look at this CRIME and say “it was only a cat”. If they do, they deserve what I’d like to see happen to this inhuman monster scumbag.

  5. Coco Cameron-Pickett says:

    Hope the inmates “liked” the moron and gave the coward what he deserves!

    Animal abusers are capable of more evil; the law needs to think about the potential threat these psychos pose to the community.

    Animal abuse is unacceptable!

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