#TheList Kaine Moon Hardie, born 07/05/1994, of Forest Hill, Carlisle CA1 3HF – repeatedly kicked and punched a greyhound rescue dog
Hardie admitted causing the dog (pictured) unnecessary suffering.
The cruelty came to light thanks to off-duty police officer Christoper Brennand.
He had been driving past when he saw the defendant viciously attacking the dog on London Road, Carlisle, on September 30, 2018.
First, the officer saw Hardie kicking the dog in his legs forcefully.
Then Hardie delivered a second kick to the dog’s ribs, causing her to yelp out in pain.
Another witness, a woman pedestrian, intervened after seeing Hardie punching and kicking the dog, and dragging her along the pavement.
When police interviewed Hardie, he blamed his actions on drinking too much.
He told police he had been drinking vodka.
John Cooper, for Hardie, said the defendant had owned the dog for two-and-a-half years.
“His mother works for a rescue shelter and that is how he got hold of the dog,” said the lawyer.
“In those two and a half years, that dog has become his closest friend. He is adamant that he has never done anything like this before.”
Mr Cooper said the dog was regularly given veterinary treatment, and taken out on to the fells by Hardie.
He said that the dog went everywhere with the defendant, who could not recall mistreating the animal.
The lawyer pleaded with District Judge Gerald Chalk to let Hardie keep the dog. But Judge Chalk refused, telling Hardie: “This seems to have been gratuitous violence, committed in drink.”
Sentencing: 12-month community order, with 150 hours of unpaid work, £85 costs, and an £85 victim surcharge. Banned from keeping any animal for five years.