An image of a dog chained up on the edge of a beach is displayed. A man from Revere has pleaded guilty to leaving his dog at risk of drowning at the next high tide. Elisa Pacheco-Osario was convicted on charges of animal cruelty and dog tethering. His dog, a pit bull mix was found chained to an exposed steel rod protruding from the Winthrop Parkway ramp at Short Beach in August 2021. Pacheco-Osario was identified by surveillance footage from nearby homes, all of which showed him walking the dog to the beach. He confessed that he “couldn’t keep the dog any longer.” Pacheco-Osario was given a one-year prison sentence, suspended for two years, under the condition that he pay restitution and not own any animals. He was also ordered to complete an online animal cruelty prevention and education program.

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