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Boy Sentenced for Disfiguring Dog

YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) - A 13-year-old boy convicted of cutting the eyes out of a dog was ordered Wednesday to serve an indefinite term in a state facility for juvenile delinquents.

The sentence also requires the boy to receive counseling and write a letter of apology to owners of the yellow Labrador retriever. The dog had to be euthanized after it was found wandering blind last April.

The attack last April shocked this small ranching community 80 miles southeast of Reno and prompted reward offers of up to $5,000 for information leading to a conviction.

Prosecutor John Schlegelmilch said the boy's time in custody will depend on how well he responds to counseling.