#TheList Michael Anthony Bailey, born 28/04/1962, of Dale Terrace, Tividale, Oldbury B69 1JS – stabbed and punched his dog after she urinated on a bag of marijuana
In June 2016 Michael Anthony Bailey stabbed and punched the dog, named Lucky, and imprisoned her in a tiny space behind a washing machine in a bid to conceal her injuries.
When police came to his home he said the dog had run off but she was found hidden behind the washing machine.
Lucky made a full recovery but was later put down after it was found she was a banned breed.
Bailey was found guilty of one count of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal, and one count of failing to take reasonable steps to ensure the needs of the dog were met.
Steven Morrall, an investigator for the RSPCA, praised police for saving Lucky from further injuries, but criticised the decision to put down the dog.
“This was a particularly brutal attack on the poor dog that was stabbed on her face and repeatedly punched, which left her eyes so swollen that they were almost closed,” he said.
“This is a very sad ending as Lucky had made a full recovery and we were hoping to see her into a new home.
“The RSPCA do not make these decisions. We do not agree with Breed Specific Legislation and have been campaigning for changes for some time.”
Jailed for 12 weeks; £115 victim surcharge. Banned for life from owning animals.