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Leeds: Anthony Stone

#TheList Anthony Stone, born c. 1989, from Leeds, West Yorkshire (no fixed abode) – launched a campaign of violence and intimidation against his ex-girlfriend during which he attacked her dog

Violent thug Anthony Stone from Leeds can now add cruelty to animals to his long list of crimes
Violent thug Anthony Stone from Leeds can now add cruelty to animals to his long list of crimes

Anthony Stone assaulted the woman in street, in her own home in Leeds, stole her phone and put her windows through during five separate incidents of abuse.

Stone is currently serving a six-year prison sentence for a violent robbery.

He appeared before Leeds Crown Court where he was given a further 18-month term for offences against his former partner.

Louise Pryke, prosecuting, said Stone went to the woman’s home on September 4, 2018 – six months after they split up – and said he wanted to get back with her.

When she refused Stone told her that he had stolen one of her son’s computer games before walking away.

The victim went to Stone’s home to ask for it back but was verbally abused and attacked.

The prosecutor said: “He pushed her over using both his hands. She had her head on the floor and he then began kicking her while she was on the floor.”

Stone only stopped the attack when he was disturbed by a neighbour.

The woman suffered three broken ribs.

The incident was reported to the police but Stone targeted the woman again when she was walking her dog next to Leeds-Liverpool at Kirkstall on September 9.

Stone accused the woman of cheating on him then pushed her to the ground.

Two days later the woman went home after walking her dog and found Stone inside the property waiting for her.

She immediately ran outside after seeing him but he chased her, punched her to the back and kicked her dog.

Stone walked into her home on September 19 and stole her handbag.

He returned 20 minutes later and took her mobile phone. He then threw a ceramic plant pot through a double-glazed living room window.

Stone pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm, two offences of common assault, theft and criminal damage.

He has previous convictions for robbery and violence.

A victim statement was read to the court in which the woman described feeling stressed, anxious and in severe pain as a result of the attacks.

Nicholas Hammond, mitigating, said Stone had pleaded guilty to the offences at an early stage and accepted he would be facing a further prison sentence.

Judge Tom Bayliss, QC, said: “This course of conduct was designed to intimidate her, and it did intimidate her.”

Yorkshire Evening Post

Rotherham: Reece West

#TheList Reece Kevin Tommy West, born 25/10/1996, of St John’s Road, Rotherham – beat a tiny chihuahua so badly he had to be put to sleep

Dog killer Reece West and his tiny victim, Mac the chihuahua
Dog killer Reece West and his tiny victim, Mac the chihuahua

The chihuahua, Mac, suffered severe head injuries resulting in him having to be put to sleep on humane grounds whilst in the care of his owner’s then boyfriend Reece West.

Dog killer Reece West from Rotherham

West was convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to the dog by subjecting him to non-accidental injury on April 12, 2018.

After the case, RSPCA Inspector Paula Clemence said: “This was a very upsetting case to deal with. The owner of Mac is devastated – as you’d imagine.

“She left for work, and everything was fine, then she got a text from her boyfriend at the time – West – saying something was wrong with Mac and she needed to come back.

“She went straight home and found Mac collapsed, bleeding from his eye and ear and turning blue. She rushed him to a vet where he was placed on oxygen and examined and found to have severe head trauma.

“Extremely sadly, the decision was made to put him to sleep on humane grounds.”

Dog killer Reece West from Rotherham
West is now banned from keeping animals for life

Vet evidence stated that Mac had a large swelling around his left eye, bruising to his ear and across his body including his chest, toes and legs, and had a number of scratches and small abrasions.

A post mortem examination confirmed that Mac had a fractured skull and haemorrhaging to his head and neck consistent with large magnitude blunt force trauma to the area.

West maintained that he had assumed Mac had gone downstairs whilst he was lying in bed, and woke up some time later to find the dog on the bed crying and collapsed.

Both vets who gave evidence felt it was impossible that the dog had sustained the injuries himself, and that a fall from a small height like a bed or sofa or even down the stairs wouldn’t have resulted in head injuries so severe.

RSPCA Inspector Clemence added: “This incident caused a great deal of suffering to Mac, and his death, as well as an enormous amount of upset to his owner whose grief over what happened goes on.”

Sentence: 26 weeks in jail; total of £915 costs and charges. Disqualified from keeping all animals for life.

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Hereford: Liam Stezaker

#TheList Liam Philp Stezaker, born 03/12/1991, last known address Warwick Walk, Hereford HR4 – strangled and kicked his girlfriend’s dog to death during a campaign of violence and abuse.

Violent thug Liam Stezaker strangled and stamped his girlfriend's dog Tilly to death
Violent thug Liam Stezaker strangled and stamped his girlfriend’s dog Tilly to death

Liam Stezaker, who has a previous conviction for drink driving, subjected his girlfriend Sarah Griffiths to regular beatings with one attack resulting in her being hospitalised.

Then in September 2018 Stezaker attacked Sarah’s pet dog, Tilly, strangling her before stamping her to death and dumping her lifeless body in a bin.

Dog killere Liam Stezaker from Hereford
Dog killere Liam Stezaker from Hereford

Stezaker admitting causing unnecessary suffering to an animal, assault and coercive and controlling behaviour.

Crossbreed Tilly was subjected to a brutal death at the hands of Liam Stezaker of Hereford
Crossbreed Tilly was subjected to a brutal death at the hands of Liam Stezaker

Prosecutor Giles Nelson said Stezaker already had a common assault conviction and was under a community order when he killed Tilly.

He said: ‘Considerable force was used to strangle the dog, causing severe suffering.

‘This was a gratuitous piece of violence against the dog.

‘It was not an accident.’

Dog killer Liam Stezaker
Evil dog killer Liam Stezaker

Judge James Tindal told Stezaker he was considered a ‘high risk’ by the probation service.

Sentencing: 12 months in jail for controlling and coercive behaviour, with two sentences of four months for causing unnecessary suffering to an animal and actual bodily harm, plus 28 days for cannabis possession – all to run concurrently.

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Chapel Allerton, Leeds: Robert Michael Hunter

#TheList Robert Michael Hunter, born c. 1984, of Scott Hall Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 – banned from keeping equines after his pony was found severely exhausted and dehydrated at Appleby Horse Fair

Horse trader Robert Michael Hunter from Leeds allowed this pony to become very poorly while in attendance at Appleby Horse Fair.

RSPCA inspectors intervened after the cob gelding was seen breathing heavily and dripping with sweat on June 6 2018, and struggling badly again the following day.

Only after negotiation and police intervention did owner Robert Michael Hunter allow his animal to be examined by a vet.

She found the animal to be severely exhausted, dehydrated and with a dangerously raised heart rate.

The vet went on to say that without veterinary treatment the horse would have been at serious risk of collapse and, subsequently, death due to the severity of exhaustion seen.

The horse was treated and has since made a full recovery.

H orse trader Hunterwas prosecuted and initially denied three charges. But ahead of trial he admitted two counts of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal both by overworking the pony and failing to provide him with routine dentistry for the previous six months.

He also admitted failing to ensure the horse’s worming and dentistry needs were met during a two-year period up to June 2018.

Hunter, a married father-of four and “experienced horseman”, said of the family pet: “I would never ever cause that horse any unnecessary suffering that I’d have known of”.

But, jailing him for 90 days, District Judge Gerald Chalk said: “Put simply, that horse had been severely overworked and was suffering from dehydration.

“That, in my view, is either deliberate ill treatment or neglect by you, and a high level of suffering was caused to that animal.”

Sentencing: jailed for 90 days. Banned from owning or keeping any equine animals for six years.

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Fareham, Hampshire: James Goddard

#TheList: gypsy traveller James ‘Jimmy’ Goddard, born 06/06/1991, of 1 Mayles Close, Fareham PO17 5NF – beat a cockerel to death with a metal skewer as others filmed him

Filth: Gypsy Jimmy Goddard from Fareham was filmed by others beating a helpless cockerel to death with a metal skewer
Filth: Gypsy Jimmy Goddard from Fareham was filmed by others beating a helpless cockerel to death with a metal skewer

In a horrendous attack against a defenceless animal, Goddard chased the cockerel around a fenced area with a metal kebab skewer. As the cockerel attempts to run away, Goddard lunges at him, picks him up and beats him to death. As the bird dies Goddard celebrates with his arms in the air.

Police uncovered the video while carrying out a separate investigation.

Convicted animal abuser: gypsy Jimmy Goddard
A scan of convicted animal abuser Jimmy Goddard’s Facebook profile shows that his cruelty towards a helpless cockerel was not a one-off.

RSPCA Chief Inspector Will Mitchell described the violent footage: ‘Mr Goddard chases the bird around taking swipes with the 3ft-long metal skewer like a baseball bat.

‘He then grabs hold of the cockerel, holds him upside down by his feet and, while the bird frantically flaps around and tries to escape his clutches, he beats his head with the pole.

‘He swings at the poor bird again and again, hitting him in the head like a pinata.

‘He then throws the bird’s body onto the ground and celebrates the vicious kill.

‘It’s absolutely shocking to watch. His violent behaviour and the savage cruelty he shows towards this bird is difficult to comprehend.”

Sergeant Andy Williams from Hampshire Constabulary’s Country Watch team said: ‘We are pleased that Goddard has finally been punished for what really was a shocking and cowardly act against the animal.

‘We work closely with our partners from the RSPCA on a variety of rural and animal welfare matters.

‘Offences such as this have no place in modern society. When information is received about such offences, the Country Watch team is only too pleased to assist in investigating them and bringing offenders to justice.’

Sentencing: 18-week custodial sentence; total of £865 costs and charges. Banned from keeping any animal for five years.

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North Shields, Tyne and Weir: Lee Kiernan and Ruth Lane

#TheList Lee Kiernan and Ruth Lane most recently of Newlyn Crescent, North Shields NE25 for severe neglect and food deprivation of a husky puppy and a cat

Animal abusers Lee Kiernan and Ruth Lane from North Shields neglected and starved a husky puppy named Missy and a white tabby cat named Cuddles
Animal abusers Lee Kiernan and Ruth Lane from North Shields neglected and starved a husky puppy named Missy and a white tabby cat named Cuddles

Ten-month-old husky Missy and white tabby cat Cuddles were found in the couple’s family home.

Old food was piled up on the floor and it was so high, RSPCA officer’s struggled to open the door to rescue the pets.

When they did, the puppy was so hungry she “rushed ” from her cage to eat some of the leftovers.

Husky Missy was skin and bone when the RSPCA rescued her from her callous owners Lee Kiernan and  Ruth Lane of North Shields
Husky Missy was skin and bone when the RSPCA rescued her from her callous owners Lee Kiernan and Ruth Lane of North Shields

The court heard how Kiernan told one RSPCA officer to “fuck offbefore calling them a “cocky shit” for trying to check on the pets’ welfare.

But they were finally saved amid chaotic scenes at their home.

Inside there was “an overpowering smell of urine and faeces”.

“There were at least 20 flies swarming around the room,” said prosecutor Stewart Haywood.

“The smell was described by RSPCA officers as putrid.”

Eventually they found the pets, with emaciated Missy – who was skin and bone – the worse off.

“Missy had been forced to lie in faeces,” said the prosecutor, adding her coat was stained.

“She was not only starving, but was dehydrated.”

But over the next few months, both Lane and Kiernan gave the RSPCA the “run around”.

Rather than take responsibility, they denied owning them. Kiernan even claimed he was just a dog walker.

Eventually they admitted three charges each – but only after racking up £1,200 costs bill for the charity.

And while they may have to pay some of that, the court heard the duo – now of no fixed abode – would struggle to even pay for a bus to Bedlington due to their “strained financial circumstances”.

Lane already has a conviction for neglecting another dog.

But mitigating, Nigel Body claimed they were “the very last people” who should be jailed due to “the things they would learn”.

“They are an impressionable pair who were unable to cope,” he said, explaining the conditions.

“A period of custody, I don’t see how that would help them in any way.

“It is a regrettable incident, it is an awful incident.

“But these people need help.

“They are clearly a couple needing the intervention of the authorities.

“They are two people unsuitable for custody.”

The duo both admitted failing to ensure Cuddles’ and Missy’s welfare, as well as causing unnecessary suffering to the dog.

Sentencing:
Both jailed for 24 weeks. No mention of a ban.

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Aberdare, South Wales: Gavin Huw Towells

#TheList Gavin Huw Towells, born 31/05/1980, of Cae Coed, Cwmbach, Aberdare CF44 0BF – threw two pet rabbits into the bushes of a layby and drove off.

Gavin Huw Towells from Aberdare, South Wales, was jailed after being caught throwing rabbits into grass verge

Gavin Huw Towells was caught on CCTV intentionally throwing two rabbits into a grass verge – then driving off and leaving the cage behind.

Towells pleaded guilty to three offences, including causing unnecessary suffering to a tricolour female dutch rabbit and a brown female English lop eared rabbit by lifting them by their ears and throwing them, that he abandoned them, and also that he failed to provide them with a suitable living environment by confining them in an inadequate cage.

Towells was also prosecuted by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council for fly-tipping – as he left the rabbit cage at the location. He was fined £500 for this offence.

The court heard that Towells was caught on privately-owned CCTV getting out of his car in a layby on Abercynon Road, Abercynon, and getting out a small rabbit cage from his boot which he placed on the ground next to heavy undergrowth.

He then opens up the hutch and picks up a pet rabbit by the ear and hurls her into the undergrowth. He then picks up a second pet rabbit by an ear and hurls her in the same manner. He then drives off leaving the rabbit cage behind.

A witness who saw what had happened managed to confine the rabbits and they were taken to the RSPCA Merthyr Tydfil Veterinary Clinic where they were health checked and given pain relief for the redness to their ears, which is thought to have been caused by Towells when he threw them.

Gavin Huw Towells of Aberdare, South Wales is now banned from keeping animals for 10 years.
Cruel: Gavin Huw Towells of Aberdare, South Wales is now banned from keeping animals for 10 years.

In interview with the RSPCA Towells said he was taught by a pet store how to handle the rabbits in such a way so they didn’t kick him.

One of the two rabbits treated with appalling cruelty by Gavin Towells of Aberdare, South Wales
One of the two rabbits treated with appalling cruelty by Gavin Towells

RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper said: “The way in which Towells treated these poor rabbits is absolutely disgusting. There is just no need for it. The rabbits actually somersaulted many times before landing.

“There are plenty of charities out there who are willing to take in unwanted pets. Not only did he cause the rabbits unnecessary suffering by the way in which he threw them, he also would have caused them suffering by abandoning them.

“These are domestic rabbits who do not have the same instincts as a wild rabbits and would have probably become victim to a predator in a short amount of time. Luckily a very clued-up witness was able to save them from such a tragedy.”

The rabbits have now been successfully rehomed together.

Gavin Huw Towells of Aberdare, South Wales is now banned from keeping animals for 10 years.

Scientific officer for RSPCA’s Companion Animals department, Dr Jane Tyson, added: “Rabbits should never be picked up by their ears. How they were handled in this case would have been very stressful for them and highly likely to cause injury.

“Rabbits also have very fragile spines which can easily fracture from incorrect handling. When they are held, the handling should be gentle but firm and their body weight should be fully supported with one hand always supporting their back and hindquarters. If they feel insecure and struggle when being held they can sustain serious injuries such as fractures.”

Sentencing: eight-week prison sentence for the animal welfare offences; total of £515 costs and charges. Banned from keeping animals for 10 years.

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Shaw, Oldham: Tomas Ferreira

#TheList Tomas Gabriel Couceiro Ferreira, born 02/04/1996, of 15 Edmund Street, Shaw, Oldham OL2 8EY – beat his Bichon Frise dog with a metal pole in a series of violent attacks, causing her to suffer multiple broken bones and to lose an eye

Violent thug Tomas Ferreira from Oldham, Greater Manchester, abused Bichon Frise Skye so severely she suffered multiple broken bones and lost an eye.

Tomas Ferreira’s Bichon Frise Skye was discovered with a broken jaw, broken ribs, a broken bone in her back leg and 10 broken teeth.

She also suffered a ruptured eyeball which had to be removed, completely robbing her of her sight because she was already blind in her other eye.

Tameside Magistrates’ Court heard that Ferreira was violent and regularly abused the dog.

Violent thug Tomas Ferreira from Glossop abused Bichon Frise Skye repeatedly and so severely she suffered multiple broken bones and lost an eye
Skye, who was already blind in one eye, lost her sight altogether after being beaten with a pole by evil Thomas Ferreira

When the RSPCA visited Ferreira’s then home in Gamesley, which is near Glossop, Derbyshire, they discovered blood splatters around the house and a number of metal poles with blood on them, including one with white hair on it.

Violent thug Tomas Ferreira from Glossop abused Bichon Frise Skye so severely she suffered multiple broken bones and lost an eye. This blood spattered pole was found at his home
Blood=spattered pole was recovered from Ferreira’s property in Glossop

Skye was rescued by a member of the public who saw her in a distressed state and took her to Victoria Veterinary centre in Glossop where she was given pain relief and the RSPCA were alerted.

Inspector Nichola Waterworth went to collect Skye and she was taken to the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital where the extent of her injuries were discovered.

Veterinary staff were worried that the fractured jaw may have been beyond repair as it was an older injury but Skye was able to recover by wearing a special muzzle for a month which held the broken bones in place while they healed.

Ferreira was found guilty causing unnecessary suffering to a dog by the infliction of a blunt force trauma and physical violence.

Ferreira has a history of violence and in November 2017, when he was living in Taunton, Somerset, faced charges of assault against two women and a man. The outcome of his trial is unknown.

Skye has since been rehomed and is said to still be an affectionate and confident dog, despite her ordeal.

Inspector Waterworth said: “The member of the public who rescued the dog said she looked broken and was really concerned for her well-being.

“How she survived such horrific attacks is unbelievable really but she had so many injuries and broken bones there was a real concern she wouldn’t pull through.

“But she is a brave little character and despite having her ruptured eye removed, making her completely blind, she also had to wear a special muzzle for 24 hours a day, seven days a week and eat with it on – she went through all this and has made an amazing recovery.

“The jail sentence shows violence against animals, like Skye, will not be tolerated. I am delighted to say she has now been re-homed into a loving environment where she is being given the life she deserves.

“Despite her blindness she is confident and still likes to get out and about and explore and she is so affectionate.”

Sentence:
Jailed for 18 weeks; ordered to pay £150 victim surcharge. Banned for life from keeping animals.

Manchester Evening News

Wrexham, North Wales: Nathan James Kendrick

#TheList Nathan James Kendrick, born c. 1993, of Wheatsheaf Lane, Gwersyllt, Wrexham LL11 – threw a Yorkshire terrier-type dog out of a first-floor window during an argument with his former partner

Jobless cannabis smoker Nathan James Kendrick of Wrexham can now add animal cruelty to his long list of criminal convictions.
JJobless cannabis smoker Nathan James Kendrick of Wrexham can now add animal cruelty to his long list of criminal convictions.

Habitual criminal Nathan Kendrick, whose 21 previous convictions include common assault, grievous bodily harm and drug dealing, hurled the helpless dog out of a bedroom window in front of his former partner Lucy Lewis and her two children. Miraculously the dog was uninjured.

Jobless cannabis smoker Nathan James Kendrick of Wrexham can now add animal cruelty to his long list of criminal convictions.
Unremorseful career criminal Nathan James Kendrick

Kendrick had been in an “on/off” relationship with Ms Lewis which she broke off two weeks before the incident.

When she went to collect her son from a nearby playing field, Kendrick followed them home and took the dog off the lead and said he was “going to hang the dog on Gwersyllt railway station”.

When she rang Kendrick later he told her it was “dead”.

She went round to his house and watched as Kendrick threw the dog from the bedroom window.

He then came out of his property and attacked Ms Lewis, almost pushing her in front of an oncoming vehicle.

Jobless cannabis smoker Nathan James Kendrick of Wrexham can now add animal cruelty to his long list of criminal convictions.
Unemployable loser, woman beater and now a convicted animal abuser Nathan James Kendrick from Wrexham

In January 2019 Kendrick received an 18-week sentence for the attack on Ms Lewis and a further 18 weeks to run concurrently for causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.

Kendrick’s barrister, Matthew Curtis, argued that his client had been treated harshly and a community sentence would have been more appropriate.

Curtis said: “There were a number of pushes on his former partner, but this was of lower culpability and the starting point is a medium-level community order,” said Mr Curtis

However, the judge said the custodial sentence reflected that Ms Lewis had been targeted and was in fear of suffering serious injury, adding that it was “more in luck that the dog was not maimed or killed”.

He described Kendrick as “controlling” and said that his “antecedents show a worrying lack of control and threatening behaviour and violence.”

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Anfield, Liverpool: Justin Jervis

#TheList Justin Jervis, born c. 1976, of Gorst Street, Anfield, Liverpool L4 0SB – refused to take his ailing elderly dog for free veterinary treatment, leaving her to suffer in agony for almost a year

Cruel Justin Jervis left Bubbles the Shar-pei to suffer in agony for months rather than take her for free veterinary treatment. He has now been banned from keeping animals for 20 years.
Cruel Justin Jervis left Bubbles the Shar-pei to suffer in agony for months rather than take her for free veterinary treatment. He has now been banned from keeping animals for 20 years.

Justin Jervis’s Shar-pei Bubbles was put to sleep by vets at the PDSA in Kirkdale on September 3, 2018 – after she was presented in a horrifying skeletal state.

The golden Shar-pei was also infected with mature maggots which had nested in her ear canal and began migrating throughout her head, as well as having a back leg which was hugely swollen from cancerous growths.

Jervis pleaded guilty to three charges of causing suffering to an animal, after leaving his dog to suffer in pain for nearly a year.

Prosecuting on behalf of the RSPCA, Peter Mitchell told the court that Bubbles had first been presented to vets at the PDSA in October 2017.

At that point, she was already in such a poor condition that vets suggested euthanasia to prevent any further suffering. Bubbles weighed just 18kg and was categorised as underweight by the RSPCA body weight scoring system.

The system scores animals between one and nine – one representing total emaciation and nine being obese. At the time of her death, Bubbles scored one.

When vets saw Bubbles on October 25, 2017, Jervis asked to be given pain killers for his pet. He was given the medication on the condition that he returned one week later for a follow-up appointment.

He did not return to the PDSA for nearly a year, by which point his dog was at death’s door.

Mr Mitchell said: “Mr Jervis was interviewed under caution and had to be arrested in relation to the matter. He minimised the situation the dog was in and when asked specific questions he made no comment.

“When asked if the dog was caused to suffer or was distressed, he said no comment.

“Sean Taylor [a vet who saw Bubbles] said the dog was in an emaciated condition. The right ear canal was thick with maggots, there were masses on the legs and in the lungs. The dog was clearly in distress back in October 2017 and not then represented until September 2018.

“After that pain medication, it would have continued to suffer and got worse in that 11 months. He says the dog was suffering due to weight loss and due to the condition around the ear with maggots.

“For all these reasons, he says the dog was suffering for 11 months.”

The inspector who handled this upsetting and distressing case described it as among the worst she had seen in her 16 year career with the RSPCA – and burst into tears when the sentence was read out.

Looking at the photos of the neglect, Judge Shaw said: “They are terrible photos aren’t they? I don’t think I have ever seen a dog in that condition.”

Sentencing Jervis, Judge Shaw said: “On November 25, 2017 you were aware that your dog was so poorly that the vet wanted you to consider euthanasia on that occasion. You were asked to take the dog back after seven days.

“Over the next 10 months your dog lost weight to the point where she was obviously emaciated and it’s perfectly clear to any sensible onlooker that the dog was in appalling physical condition.

“The vets choose to use a body scoring condition of one to nine and they chose one for your dog. Her physical condition was appalling and pathetic. You were responsible for her care. Your neglect could equally be considered as cruelty.”

Justin Jervis of Anfield, Liverpool, has been banned from keeping animals for 20 years after leaving his elderly dog to undergo appalling suffering for nearly a year

Defending Jervis in court, Emma Smith said: “This is not a case where he has deliberately harmed the dog and he found that very difficult to accept. For 12 years there were no medical issues in relation to the dog that he failed to seek medical assistance for.”

She added: “You might find it difficult to believe but he clearly did have very strong feelings towards the dog. He was upset with himself and upset that the dog had to be put to sleep. It wasn’t done through any type of malice or hatred of animals.”

Sentencing: 16-week custodial sentence, of which he will serve eight weeks in prison and spend 12 months on licence. Banned from keeping animals for 20 years and forbidden from appealing the conditions of this ban for at least 10 years.

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