Jason Dotson was sentenced to 28 days in jail for violating his probation

An Ohio man is now behind bars for trying to kill an innocent dog.

In October, Jason Dotson’s dog seriously injured the service dog of an elderly neighbor, reports WWMT.

In response to this attack, a judge ordered that Dotson put down his pet because of the animal’s “vicious” behavior. Instead of following the court’s instructions, Dotson came up with a cruel plot to save his dog.

Two days before his pit bull mix was due to be euthanized, Dotson went to the local SPCA and adopted Baby, a black and white dog who looked similar to his. On the date of his dog’s euthanization, Dotson brought Baby to the same facility he adopted her from just a few days before and tried to pass her off as the dog set to be killed.

Staff at the SPCA easily recognized Baby from her time at the shelter and put a stop to Dotson’s plan to take the life of an innocent animal. Baby is now back in the care of the SPCA, and Dotson’s dog has since been put down as per the court order.

As for Dotson, he went back to court on Tuesday for endangering Baby. He was sentenced to 28 days in jail for violating his probation.

“In my 10 years as a judge I can’t recall a more cold and heartless act,” Judge Brad Greenberg said in court, according to Cincinatti.com. “If I could give you more time, legally, I would.”