A hotelier charged with trying to torch two terriers outside his SoHo condo got a pat on the back in court Wednesday.
Vikram Chatwal has come leaps and bounds since he struck a plea deal with Manhattan prosecutors in April, according his lawyer.
Chatwal, 45, admitted to attempted aggravated animal cruelty and an animal cruelty violation the bizarre attack on two Jack Russell terriers, Molly and Finnegan on Wooster St. on Oct.7, 2016.
The, pooches suffered singed fur and minor injuries, authorities said.
Chatwal was sentenced in Manhattan Criminal Court to five days community service and was ordered to undergo drug and psychological treatment.
He had to move back in with his parents and fork over $ 1,000 to the ASPCA.
“I think my client is doing an excellent job,” defense attorney Arthur Aidala said.
The pyromaniac party boy, dressed in a lavender shirt and a checkered waistcoat, remained silent through the brief court appearance.
“He’s complied with everything so far,” Manhattan Criminal Court Judge David Frey said. “Keep up the good work.”
With Jefferson Siegel