#TheList Carl Gallimore, born 03/04/1985, of 1 School Close, Wirral CH46 8SU – caught on CCTV beating a cowering elderly dog in “a fit of anger”
Carl Gallimore pleaded guilty to beating his 12-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, named Kiya, on a street corner.
The court heard how, on October 5, 2016, Gallimore was witnessed by several members of the public hitting the elderly dog so hard she fell to the ground.
Gallimore, who pleaded guilty at the last available moment, was captured on two different CCTV cameras punching the “terrified” dog in the back of the head as punishment for slipping her lead.
The footage shows Gallimore – who admitted to drinking several alcoholic drinks before the attack – first punching Kiya to the ground before kneeling on her and continuing the onslaught.
He is then captured walking away and continuing the beating – despite members of the public pleading for him to stop
RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes described how the attack left the dog “terrified”.
He said: “We received a number of calls from shocked people who saw Gallimore punch and kick his dog a number of times – it would have been a very distressing incident to witness.
“The first punch made Kiya fall to the ground, and Gallimore then knelt on the dog and punched her again.
“Gallimore walked away with Kiya and his other dog, Kane, but continued to attack Kiya as they are walking. People were shouting and pleading with Gallimore to stop but the beating continued.
The RSPCA launched an investigation to find the person responsible. The following week, the RSPCA and the police executed a warrant at Gallimore’s house and the two dogs were removed.
An examination by a vet showed Kiya had no lasting injuries from the attack.
Inspector Joynes said: “Gallimore attacked Kiya in a fit of anger, because she had slipped out of her lead and ran towards a guide dog. When I interviewed him, he admitted he hit her and that he did so too hard, and that he had drank at least four cans of alcohol before the incident.
“There is never an excuse to treat an animal in this way. CCTV footage clearly shows Gallimore raining punches on Kiya in an incident which would have caused her pain as well as leaving her terrified. Kiya was very lucky that she did not suffer any serious injuries as a result of the attack.
“Even when being physically beaten, Kiya refused to defend herself and just took the brutal punishment Gallimore handed out to her.
“Dogs put all of their trust in us as their owners and this unprovoked display of physical violence towards her was just appalling and cowardly.”
Both Kiya and another dog named Kane were handed over to the RSPCA.
Sentencing: 12-month community order, and ordered to pay a total of £480. Banned from keeping dogs for just 12 months (expired October 2018).