#TheList Simon Shepherd, born 19/07/1983, of 26 Raeburn Way, Sheffield S14 1BX – terrorised American bulldog “Bronson”, brutally beating him with a metal pipe and broom and leaving him outside in all weathers
Four-year-old American bulldog Bronson was abused for most of his life by his sadistic owner Simon Shepherd. The terrified animal was brutally beaten with a metal pipe and broom handles and made to stay outside on a balcony with no shelter in all weathers.
Neighbours even saw Shepherd beat Bronson severely and then throw cold water over him before leaving him outside in the cold for hours. He was rescued by the RSPCA.
Shepherd was found guilty of causing Bronson unnecessary suffering and banned from keeping animals for 25 years.
Bronson is now being looked after in a foster home but is looking for a forever family.
Sentence: 200 hours of unpaid work and 20 days of rehabilitation activity; total of £260 costs and fines; banned from keeping animals for 25 years
Source: The Star but original news item removed.