A Teesside, England man has pleaded guilty to beating a Staffordshire Bull terrier in a 30-minute brutal attack after the dog allegedly bit the man’s nose, reports the Metro.
During the court hearing on Monday, John McLellan, 36, was accused of beating the dog named Bam so badly, the dog urinated blood. A neighbor reported hearing “continuous thuds and yelping” from the dog through a wall.
According to veterinarian reports, Bam’s injuries were consistent with being kicked. The young dog’s testicles and abdomen were injured as bubbles of air were evident in a check-up. For the last four months, Bam continues to receive treatment from injuries caused by the brutal attack. A RSPCA inspector told the court:
‘This is not an impulsive one-off attack. It was a prolonged attack. [Bam] couldn’t sit down and he was very sore.”
Although McLellan has admitted causing unnecessary suffering to Bam, he denies the attack was as ferocious as the RSPCA claims. According to his lawyer, the dog’s injuries would have been much worse if what the prosecutor claims happened. The next hearing is scheduled for December 6 when Bam’s owner Denise Jaffray will testify in court.
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