Meet the judge who imposes “creative” sentences on animal abusers


Justice Michael Cicconetti is no ordinary judge. When sentencing, he usually combines them with a touch of creativity that he hopes will teach offenders a lesson.

We particularly appreciate the judge’s treatment of people who mistreat or neglect animals. Whether it’s spending the day in a dump or spending a night alone in the wild, Justice Mike’s punishments make you think twice before breaking the law.

In a telephone interview, the judge at the Municipal Court in Painesville, Ohio, told iHeartDogs that his first dog had made him the animal friend he is today. His family’s dachshund, Herman, was a loving childhood companion who, in his opinion, was the best pet a child could ask for.Open next Page To See More








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