Defendant Sentenced for Felony Animal Cruelty for Beating Puppy
DATE: January 12, 2021
CASE: Douglas Thumm (Case #20FE005461)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Monica Robinson, Animal Cruelty Unit
Douglas Thumm pled to felony animal cruelty for causing unjustifiable pain and suffering to his Pitbull puppy. The Honorable Geoffrey Goodman sentenced Thumm to six months in county jail. Thumm is also prohibited from owning animals for 10 years.
On March 25, 2020, a good Samaritan at Discovery Park saw Thumm punching his puppy in the face multiple times. Sacramento County park rangers were notified and witnessed the same beating of the puppy by Thumm.