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82-year-old man sentenced to three years in prison after his dog killed a cat as he was taking it for a walk

By Hugo Gye

PUBLISHED: 06:26 GMT, 17 November 2012 | UPDATED: 06:49 GMT, 17 November 2012

Jailed: Hume Hamilton has been sentenced to three years in prison for animal crueltyJailed: Hume Hamilton has been sentenced to three years in prison for animal cruelty

An elderly man has been sentenced to three years in prison for allowing his dog to kill another family’s pet cat.

Hume Hamilton, 82, was caught on surveillance camera taking his dog for a walk near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in June.

He walked up a driveway to where a cat was apparently resting, and the dog was filmed suddenly attacking the cat.

Hamilton can be seen in the footage trying to separate the two animals by stepping on the cat, but he was unsuccessful.

He left the scene with his dog, and…

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