Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire: Richard Cooper

#TheList Richard Tony Cooper, born 04/09/1985, of 28 Marlwood, Cotgrave NG12 3NS for kicking and beating to death a beagle puppy

Puppy killer Richard Cooper
Puppy killer Richard Cooper, who works as a groundkeeper with Notts County FC. The club ignored animal lovers’ appeals to fire Cooper and as of June 2020 he still works there.

Notts County FC groundsman Cooper attacked the seven-month-old pet, called Bella, after she allegedly bit him. The puppy was left with horrific injuries, including a ruptured liver, cracked ribs and internal bleeding.

When Cooper realised that the dog was seriously injured he called his girlfriend and asked for her to be taken to the vet – but the puppy could not be saved and had to be put down.

Cooper had initially claimed he only kicked the dog once – but the vet found injuries which suggested more than one blow “with fist or kick” and said the rib fractures were worse than some seen in road accidents.

At the surgery, the dog’s breathing was very laboured; she was unresponsive and kept trying to lie on her side.

Victim Bella
Victim Bella

District Judge Leo Pyle told Cooper: “Having an animal in your care brings with it responsibilities. This was a puppy months old and puppies bite.

“On this occasion, this puppy bit your hand and doubtless you were in considerable pain. But what you did was completely disproportionate.

“This level of injury makes it patently obvious this puppy was struck more than once.

“Only you know how many times and what with. That directly caused this extremely painful death.”

Sentence: nine-week prison term, suspended for a year, £2,626 costs, 100 hours of unpaid work. Banned for life from keeping animals – although he can appeal for the ban to be lifted after just five years.

The Sun

Birmingham (now Paisley, Scotland): Angela Guthrie

#TheList hoarder Angela Guthrie, born 01/03/1962, originally from Birmingham but as of July 2018 living at 124 Ferguslie, Paisley PA1 2XP – neglected 69 cats she kept in her small council house.

Cat hoarder Angela Guthrie now of Skye Crescent, Paisley
Cat hoarder Angela Guthrie now of Skye Crescent, Paisley

Angela Guthrie herded the male and female cats into her mid-terraced home, coming to own them gradually over the years.

Now she has been banned from keeping more than one of the animals after she failed to take proper care of them, only providing two litter trays for them to relieve themselves in.

The task of caring for the 69 cats became too much for Guthrie and her home became filthy, with the three bedrooms and living room being covered in faeces, urine and rubbish.

Guthrie was due to go on trial over her neglect of the pets, which were of various ages and colours, also charged with failing “to provide adequate water and nutrition for the cats.”

But she struck a deal with prosecutors which saw those claims deleted from the charge against her in exchange for her guilty plea.

Sentence:  £320 fine; banned from owning or keeping more than one cat for four years (expired October 2019).

Birmingham Live 12/10/2015

Loanhead, Midlothian: John William Mackie

#TheList John William Mackie, born 20/11/1971, formerly of Clovenstone Park, Edinburgh and currently (July 2018) a guest of the Inveravon Hotel, Loanhead, Midlothian  – killed a defenceless Rottweiler by forcing two knives up his nose and a tree branch into his abdominal cavity

Image shows twisted dog killer John William Mackie and Sonny the Rottweiler he brutally killed
Twisted John William Mackie currently a guest of down-and-out hostel the Inveravon Hotel in Loanhead

Sadistic Mackie subjected 8-year-old Rottie Sonny to a severe beating, causing him to suffer extensive haemorrhaging over his body and skull. Horrifyingly, Mackie plunged two 9-inch dining knives so far into Sonny’s nose that they weren’t visible from the outside. A 17-inch long branch was also found in the dog’s abdominal cavity.

A horrified member of the public found Sonny’s lifeless body in bushes and called the Scottish SPCA.

When questioned, remorseless Mackie initially lied that he had been told Sonny was hit by a bus. There was no evidence of shame or regret for his actions. None whatsoever. Mackie may look like some squinty-eyed retarded backwoods redneck but this is a monster we’re dealing with here – pure unadulterated evil.

What else is he capable of and why aren’t the courts doing more to protect us and our animals from people like him?

Sentence: 12 months in jail; banned from keeping animals for life

BBC News

Northampton: Tristian White

#TheList Tristian White, born 29/03/1983, of 24 Sladeswell Court, Prior Meadow, Northampton NN3 9SZ – violently assaulted a Staffy named Blaze and failed to seek vet treatment for unexplained injuries caused to a nine-week-old puppy named Gucci.

Northampton subjected two helpless dogs to a horrific ordeal of pain and neglect
Violent thug Tristian White from Northampton subjected two helpless dogs to a horrific ordeal of pain and neglect

White admitted three animal cruelty offences related to his dogs Gucci and Blade.

In what the presiding judge described as a “quite shocking” case of neglect and ill-treatment, White made a makeshift splint for 9-week-old Gucci’s leg because he ‘couldn’t afford’ a vet. The leg injury and another to her head were apparently caused accidentally. Gucci ended up having to have her leg amputated. In addition, White’s neighbour made a sound recording of him violently assaulting his other dog relentlessly over a 30-minute period.

Violent dog abuser Tristian White from Northampton
Ladies: convicted violent dog abuser Tristian White is looking for love

The court heard police officers visited White’s address in June and immediately became concerned about the welfare of Gucci.

Janita Patel, senior prosecutor for the RSPCA, said officers could see that a metal rod had been applied to one of the dog’s legs.

Gucci was taken to a vet and was found to have suffered a broken leg and head trauma.

Ms Patel said: “The vet concluded that the defendant would have been aware of the injury as he had applied the makeshift splint which had actually added to the dog’s pain and suffering.”

When he was interviewed about the dog’s injuries, White said he had put the puppy on a table and heard a ‘bang and a yelp’ and saw her left leg was “swinging”.

White said he had “no money” to take the dog to see a vet. He said he did not notice the head injuries. Gucci later had to have the leg amputated to prevent further suffering

The court heard that White’s neighbour had also become concerned about the welfare of Blade. The neighbour made a sound recording of a 30-minute incident in which White could be heard swearing at the dog and a series of ‘bangs’ and ‘thuds’ and then Blade could be heard yelping.

Violent dog abuser Tristian White from Northampton
Tristian “Handsome” White is very single

The recording was handed over to the RSPCA and, after a vet examined Blade, a large bruise was found on her skull.

District Judge Tim Daber, sentencing, said the neglect and ill-treatment of the animals was “quite shocking”.

He said: “This is a case of serious neglect due to the severity of the poor dog’s injuries. It must have been obvious the dog needed treatment and was in pain.”

Mr Daber said White had physically abused Blade in a “quite sickening manner.”

White was jailed for 26 weeks and was given a lifetime ban from owning any animal. The RSPCA will also take away a rat called Oreo he owns.

Both dogs have been rehomed by the RSPCA.

Sentence: jailed for six months; lifetime ban on owning any animal.

ITV News