#TheList Kerry Alun Evans, born c. 1987, most recently of Twelfth Avenue, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 9TB – kept and bred dogs for vicious fights
Evans was involved in organised dog fighting and kept six pitbull terriers to be used in this barbaric crime.
Following a search of Evans’ home and sheds at Pengarnddu in Merthyr Tydfil, six dogs and items of dog fighting equipment
Officers also found syringes and antibiotics allegedly used to treat dogs after fights.
A vet who examined the dogs said they displayed numerous facial and bodily scars and concluded that the dogs had received their wounds from dogs bites, also stating that the injuries would have caused the dogs to suffer if no veterinary treatment had been sought.
The dogs were ordered to be destroyed by the RSPCA
The court heard that dog fighting existed in a “small fraternity” who met across the country and trained their animals specifically to fight.
Sentence: six-month custodial sentence, suspended for 12 months; 200 hours of unpaid work; £1,000 towards the £50k prosecution costs. Banned from owning dogs for 8 years (expires March 2022).