Carlisle, Cumbria: Kaine Moon Hardie

#TheList Kaine Moon Hardie, born 07/05/1994, of Forest Hill, Carlisle CA1 3HF – repeatedly kicked and punched a greyhound rescue dog

Carlisle dog abuser Kaine Moon Hardie and his victim - a rescue greyhound

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.

Dog abuser Kaine Moon Hardie from Carlisle

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.

Dog abuser Kaine Moon Hardie from Carlisle
The dog abused by her drunken owner Kaine Hardie

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.

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4 thoughts on “Carlisle, Cumbria: Kaine Moon Hardie”

  1. Should have been banned for life + incarcerated. if he was able to do this once there is always a possiblity he will do it again!

    1. What a pity like-for-like sentences aren’t allowed!

      If this guy was faced with a severe rib-kicking perhaps he would think twice before abusing his dog – AND before getting drunk!

      But in polite society this can’t happen. Lucky dog abuser!

  2. You don’t suddenly lose control like that even when drinking. There must have been some degree of cruelty before. Poor dog, hope she gets a better home. He should have got more of a punishment too. Banned for life at least

  3. He should never be allowed to be any where near an animal again. And the rescue where his mother works should be investigating their rehoming policy, obviously familiarity breeds contempt and the dog suffered because of the nepotism; nobody knows how many times.

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