Donald Resor Jr., 31, appeared Wednesday in Norwalk Municipal Court, where he pleaded no contest to a single count of abandoning animals, modified from an animal cruelty charge, according to court records.
Judge John Ridge found him guilty of the second-degree misdemeanor, sentencing him to the maximum 90 days in jail and fining him $500.
Resor pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge for an unrelated incident March 5, which led to his arrest on the animal cruelty warrant issued in January.
On the disorderly conduct charge, Ridge sentenced Resor to 10 days in jail and placed him on probation for two years, as well as tacking on a $200 fine.
Resor must pay court costs for both cases. The judge also ordered him to participate in anger management counseling.
In late December, a hunter saw Resor push a 4-year-old pit bull out of a pickup near Ruggles Road. The hunter then called the dog warden, who found the dog the next day.
Huron County deputy dog warden Josh Jasinski found a microchip in the dog, leading him to the original owner.
The original owner had given the animal up to the Huron County Humane Society, and Jasinski learned Resor had adopted the dog from the humane society.
Resor dumped the dog just weeks after adopting it.