A canine owner has been banned from retaining animals for 10 years after he tried to kill a terrier by capturing him four times in the head and dumping him.
Simon Hancock, 37, handled Jet the terrier in a ‘shockingly brutal manner’ by capturing and abandoning him whereas nonetheless alive however ‘horrendously injured’.
The RSPCA mentioned Jet, simply 15 months previous on the time, skilled unimaginable struggling as he spent 5 days collapsed in woodland whereas severely wounded.
Fortuitously a member of the general public discovered Jet close to Hedge Finish, Hants, on July 16 final 12 months and a court docket heard he suffered fly-strike with hundreds of fly eggs round air rifle pellet holes in his head.
Microchip particulars revealed Hancock’s former companion owned the canine and an RSPCA investigation discovered Hancock, from Hedge Finish, brutally attacked the canine and dumped him..
He was convicted of inflicting pointless struggling to an animal following a trial and banned from retaining pets for 10 years, ordered to hold out 200 hours group service and pay £1,621 in prices.
At Southampton Magistrates’ Courtroom, Hanmpshire, Hancock argued a pal named ‘Paul’ owned Jet and even claimed the air rifle used in the assault was ‘dumped on his doorstep’ when inspectors visited his property.
RSPCA Inspector Graham Hammond mentioned: ‘Jet was handled in a surprisingly brutal method, being shot in the head four times, then dumped whereas nonetheless alive however horrendously injured.
‘You can not start to think about the struggling this canine went by way of in the course of the 5 days he was left alone and injured.
‘Fortunately he has survived and has made an excellent restoration..
‘He’s such a cheerful, pleasant canine who loves everybody he meets. It’s superb to see him thriving in his pretty new house.
‘Greater than £5,000 was spent on veterinary care as a result of difficult location of the pellets.
‘He was very touch-and-go at times and he lost hearing in one ear because an ear canal had to be removed. His vision has also been affected.’