#TheList Greg Phillips, born January 1980, of Ynyslas Crescent, Glynneath SA11 5LB – repeatedly punched his cocker spaniel
Phillips was caught on dashcam footage shoving his dog into the back of his car outside a shop on Pentre Street, Glynneath, Neath Port Talbot, on 31 March, 2020.
Dashcam footage showed him grabbing hold of the dog as she jumped out of his car when he went to put a crate of beer on the back seat.
He then punched her several times, before throwing her into the boot along with other dogs, and then striking her again.
Passers-by can be heard hooting their car horns and shouting at him to stop.
RSPCA Inspector Keith Hogben said: “In broad daylight and with people all around, this poor dog was beaten by his owner, who clearly had no regard for his legal responsibilities towards his animal.
“Fortunately, the dashcam footage helped us to identify this individual and ensure we could take action.
“Clearly, this is no way to treat an animal, and thankfully, the vast majority of people across south Wales and beyond will be shocked by this footage, and the beating this poor cocker spaniel was subjected to.”
Sentencing: 150 hours of unpaid work; a total of £390 costs and charges. No ban or deprivation order.