Probation for man who killed dog for peeing on floor

Wheelchair-bound Ashley Berdan, 23, of Barrie, shows a photo of Angel, her Pomeranian puppy,...

Wheelchair-bound Ashley Berdan, 23, of Barrie, shows a photo of Angel, her Pomeranian puppy, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. The dog was killed by her former boyfriend, Ryan Baklarz, 23, after it urinated on the floor in August. (Tracy McLaughlin photo)

Tracy McLaughlin, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:12 PM ET

A man who killed his girlfriend's six-month-old Pomeranian puppy because it urinated on the floor was sentenced Monday to perform 50 hours of community service and put on probation for a year.

Ryan Baklarz, 23, pleaded guilty to animal cruelty for slamming Angel -- a fluff ball with big brown eyes -- on floor tiles.

"This was a nasty act and a cowardly act," Justice Glenn Krelove said.

Court heard Baklarz was at the apartment of his girlfriend -- Ashley Berdan, 23, who is confined to a wheelchair -- and became jealous when the woman went on an errand with a friend.

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