#TheList Kieran Huelin, born 26/08/1983, of Felton Walk, Bolton BL1 8EN – caught on camera hitting and shouting at his pet dog
Huelin, a convicted paedophile, pleaded guilty to failing to protect the dog from pain, injury, suffering and disease.
In a video released by the RSPCA, the 36-year-old is seen walking around his flat while his brindle and white Staffordshire bull terrier Rosie is sat on an armchair.
In the two-minute video, Huelin waves a finger in her face before slapping her once. Rosie gets off the chair and follows Huelin before he ushers her back onto the chair.
He threatens to hit Rosie on a few more occasions, raising his fist in the air and putting his finger in her face, before appearing to slap her down again twice.
In the footage, Huelin looks unsteady on his feet and stumbles backwards on one occasion.
After being sent the video and some details of where the incident reportedly took place, the RSPCA investigated and inspector Danni Jennings visited an address on June 14, 2019.
Inspector Jennings recognised Huelin who lived at the flat as the man in the video and Rosie was also there. She also recognised the interior from the video.
Huelin signed Rosie over into RSPCA care while an investigation took place.
Inspector Jennings said in her witness statement that Rosie was in good bodily condition and was friendly and playful but showed submissive behaviour.
She said: “Dog owners should always make sure their pets are handled properly and not stressed or endangered with any aggressive or anti-social behaviour.
“Training should always be reward-based and should not include physical punishment as this may cause pain, suffering and distress.
“Rosie is a lovely and bouncy dog in real life but on this footage she is quite the opposite.”
Rosie is now in the care of the RSPCA and will be placed up for adoption soon.
Sentencing: 12-month community order – including an alcohol treatment order. Ordered to pay £800 costs, as well as an £85 victim surcharge. Banned from keeping animals for five years.