Levittown man sentenced to prison in beating death of dog

LEVITTOWN, Long Island (WABC) -- A man who admitted to beating his dog to death in Levittown, Long Island, was sentenced to four months in prison.

57-year-old Michael Gallagher pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals in September.

Gallagher beat the 11-year-old dog named Bella with a shovel and tried to strangle her with a zip tie.

Bella had to be euthanized as a result.

Gallagher also received five years of probation and cannot own any animals for 20 years.

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