#TheList Thomas Albert Miller, born 03/12/1991, formerly of Schofield Road, Mexborough, and more recently Clarence Avenue in Balby, Doncaster DN4 8AU – caught on camera beating his husky puppy to keep him quiet
Career criminal Thomas Miller, who is known locally by the nickname ‘Skinny’, was jailed after he was filmed beating a defenceless puppy named Gizmo to try and get him to be quiet.
Miller is shown kicking Gizmo in the face in his back garden while shouting ‘Why are you looking at me?’
A neighbour filmed him as he continued kicking Gizmo as the dog cowered up against the wall in the garden.
Father-of-two Miller admitted charges of causing unnecessary suffering by inflicting blunt force trauma, physical violence and intimidating behaviour.
Miller will serve the animal cruelty sentence concurrent to the dangerous driving sentence of two years and five months, which was given on 27 March 2017.
Miller’s two dogs Gizmo and Reco were taken from him by the RSPCA and are set to be rehomed.
Speaking after the hearing, RSPCA inspector Keira Benham said: ‘It’s clear from the footage that Gizmo is petrified of Miller.
‘He knows what is coming as soon as Miller begins to approach him. He’s entirely submissive and crying out before he even kicks him, as if he’s pleading him not to do it, but Miller does it anyway.
‘It’s an utterly disgusting way to treat an animal, let alone a puppy.
‘I want to thank the member of the public who contacted us about this, who was so brave, we’re so grateful to her.
‘And I hope that Gizmo and Reco, Miller’s other dog who he was also deprived of, will now be able to enjoy the amazing new forever homes that are lined up for them, where they’ll be spoilt rotten.’
Sentencing: 18 weeks in jail (concurrent with another sentence for a driving offence). Total of £615 costs and charges. Lifetime ban on keeping animals.