IOWA CITY, Iowa (CBS/AP) An Iowa City man accused of giving vodka to a friend's puppy and nearly killing it has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for animal abuse.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that Jared Colony agreed to plead guilty in exchange for a 90-day jail sentence.
He also agreed to pay nearly $2,500 to the dog's owner plus a $625 fine.
According to police, Colony was watching the 4-month-old puppy for a friend in October 2009.
Police said he poured vodka into a bowl encouraged the puppy to drink it.
When the owner returned about 30 minutes later, the dog was unresponsive and barely breathing.
The puppy was treated for alcohol poisoning at a veterinary hospital and survived.