BuzzFeed Discovers Beloved Philly Dog Who Was “Sentenced” to Jail

And when I say “discover,” I mean it in the same way that I might say Christoper Columbus discovered America. BuzzFeed, meet Pep. Pep, you’re unfortunately not around to meet BuzzFeed. Pep was the dog that Governor Gifford Pinchot sentenced to life in prison, on August 12th, 1924, for murdering the cat of his wife. Though he was actually sent there to boost prisoner morale, Pep did die of old age in the Eastern State Penitentiary in 1930, according to a 1994 Inquirer article.