#TheList Stanley Thomas Collins, born 08/02/1986, of Royal Albert Apartments, 60-64 North Marine Road, Scarborough YO12 7PE – subjected a dog he had rehomed from Facebook 10 days earlier to a savage beating
Collins admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a dog called ‘Charlie’, who he had rehomed from Facebook just ten days before.
RSPCA inspector Geoff Edmond said: “This was a really nasty case.
“A neighbour of Collins heard him beating this poor dog and was so concerned they rang 999.
“The police attended very quickly and liaised with me to get Charlie to the vets where he was found to be black and blue.
“Luckily there were no broken bones but he was badly bruised all over, particularly around his rear end, where he had been repeatedly kicked from behind.
“He was in so much pain he had to be sedated to be examined and had to have a catheter fitted so he could urinate.”
Charlie was signed over to the RSPCA and made available for rehoming.
RSPCA inspector Edmond said: “The kennels staff and RSPCA Scarborough & District Branch have done a brilliant job with Charlie – now renamed Seb – giving him the quiet, the time and the patience to start to get his confidence back after this terrible experience.
“He was a very frightened dog when he first came into RSPCA care, and he is still nervous until he gets to know you, but I’m so happy to say he’s recovering well and is looking for a loving, forever home.”
Sentence: 12 weeks in prison suspended for 12 months; 12-week curfew order; £1800 costs. Disqualified from keeping animals for life.