#TheList Barry David Shaw, born 25/08/1983, currently in prison but most recently of Merton Court, Victoria Road South, Southsea – brutally kicked a seven-month old chihuahua named Coco in a fit of rage leaving the tiny pup with missing teeth, bloodshot eyes and bruising.
The animal cruelty charge against lifelong criminal Shaw – who has family links to Stockport – was proven in his absence.
RSPCA Inspector Andrew Kirby, who investigated the incident, said:
‘This was a horribly sad case where poor Coco was left with serious injuries.
‘She was near to death when she was taken to an emergency vet in a collapsed state with missing teeth, bloodshot eyes, and bruising.
‘Shaw admitted in interview he’d lost his temper with Coco after her owner left him alone with her while they nipped out.
‘When the owner returned they discovered what had happened to Coco and rushed her for treatment with a vet.
‘There is no excuse for subjecting an innocent animal to such violence.
‘It is very lucky that Coco’s tiny body survived such an horrendous attack.’
Sentence: 16 weeks in jail. Banned from keeping or owning any animals for just 12 months (expires July 2019).