A North Providence man who abandoned a starving dog outside a pet supply store has been sentenced to a year of probation.
The dog later had to be euthanized.
WJAR-TV reports that Brian Kenney was also ordered Monday to pay a $100 fine and contribute $500 to the Rhode Island SPCA after pleading no contest to misdemeanor charges of unnecessary cruelty to an animal.
Police say Kenney abandoned his dog Moses in August in the parking lot of a PetSmart store in Johnston. The dog was so malnourished that it had to be put down.
Authorities slater took away Kenney's other two dogs .He is also barred from owning a dog while on probation.
The SPCA's director said on the organization's Facebook page that "justice was done."