An Armstrong man has been sentenced to 9-months in jail for breaching his conditions after being convicted of animal cruelty.
BC SPCA Senior Animal Protection Officer Kathy Woodward says it's the longest jail sentence for animal cruelty in B-C history.
Last December, 69-year-old Gary Roberts was found guilty of two counts after SPCA officers seized 16 emaciated horses from his property.
In March, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 4-months of house arrest, a 9-month conditional sentence, and a 20-year prohibition on owning animals.
However, Woodward says 9 days later he violated those conditions and an arrest warrant was issued.