A teenage thug who was recently captured on camera attacking his dog has been banned from owning pets for three years.
The shocking video posted on social media showed Eden Chemo, 18, clenching his fist, screaming and then punching the animal on a sofa.
The dog, a Husky-Staffordshire looks utterly terrified as his friend recorded him carrying out the attack at his home in Manchester.
People from UK reported the video to the animal welfare charity RSPCA after it was posted on Twitter.
As the incident was reported to the RSPCA, a probe was launched by Inspector Emma Dingley, who paid a visit to Chemo.
He is charged with causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. Chemo appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Friday where the court ordered the poor animal, Zeus to be signed into the RSPCA’s care.
Apart from being banned from keeping animals for three years, Chemo has been directed to carry out a 12-month community order with 80 hours of unpaid work. He is also ordered to pay £300 costs.
Inspector Dingley said: ‘This was a cowardly and nasty attack on a dog which was laying down in his home and seemed to have no idea why he was being subjected to such violence.
‘The video of the attack was posted on social media which led to us being inundated with calls from across the country reporting the shocking footage.
‘Zeus has been in the care of the RSPCA pending the outcome of this court case and has really come on leaps and bounds. At first he was frightened of hand movements and if anyone went to stroke near his head he would drop to the floor.
‘Now he has grown in confidence and he is such a lovely and friendly dog.’
Source – Daily Mail