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A Los Angeles man accused of brutally beating his dog was convicted Thursday after pleading no contest to one felony count of cruelty to an animal.

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Eric James Fowler was expected to be sentenced to 365 days in county jail and three years probation on June 18,  according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

The 40-year-old was arrested on March 5 after sheriff’s deputies allegedly observed him kicking and stomping on a white object, the release stated.

As the deputies got closer they realized the white object was a dog, prosecutors said.

Fowler was arrested and the dog was taken to a shelter for medical treatment where it was now available for adoption, according to the release.