#TheList Joanne Hosking, born 17/10/1976, of 12 Joannies Avenue, St Ives TR26 2FT – punched Jack Russell terrier Edie and slammed her onto a patio; she and husband Christopher John Hosking, born 23/08/1972, admitted failing to provide veterinary care for the injured dog
Joanne Hosking was caught on camera punching and slamming the 12-month-old terrier down onto a concrete patio – because the dog had split her coffee in the garden.
Hosking and husband Christopher also admitted failing to provide veterinary care.
Veterinary evidence revealed that Edie suffered a dislocated hip for seven days and would have been in great pain. She later needed an operation to remove part of the joint.
RSPCA Inspector Paul Kempson said: ‘The number of times that I’ve had to sit through that video and watch it, when I see that little 12- month-old innocent dog being picked up to shoulder height and slammed down onto concrete paving slabs twice and hearing the thud as she makes contact – it actually turns my stomach every time I see it.’
The court was told Edie had been re-homed with a veterinary nurse and had now recovered.
Joanne Hosking – jailed for 18 weeks.
Christopher Hosking – electronically tagged and put under a curfew
Both – £1,450 costs. Banned from keeping animals for life