Cruel owner caught on video abusing his puppy avoids jail

Cruel owner Dariusz Jakimowicz has been banned from owning any animals for the next five years after he was caught on video brutally beating his German shepherd in the body and face. Jakimowicz, 36, appeared at Luton Magistrate’s Court late last week in Luton, United Kingdom and pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a dog by physical abuse and blunt force trauma.Dariusz jakimowicz 2

The disturbing cruelty was captured on a video made by his neighbor from a next door bedroom window. According to the Mirror,  Jakimowicz, the father of two young daughters, admitted beating the pup named Zeus last summer. The video showed him punching the dog at least ten times in the body and face on just one occasion. At another time, he hit the puppy with a metal rod as the dog “yelped” in agony. Neighbors described hearing the dog “screaming” in pain almost daily.

In court, the investigating RSPCA inspector testified:

“He was punching Zeus so hard that he was shaking and rubbing his fist afterwards because it hurt his hand. He admitted in interview that he did this because he lost his temper. Thankfully Zeus wasn’t left with any long-lasting injuries from this incident.”

The neighbor who videoed the disturbing events then described to the court what she saw:

“I was in my bedroom, and I heard a dog crying. I went to the bedroom window and saw a man I know to be my neighbor… I could see the man holding the dog by the scruff of his neck, and I saw him hit the dog in the body area and punch him with clenched fists. The male punched the dog 10 to 15 times. The dog responded by crying out; he wasn’t fighting back. We could hear the dog crying out on an almost daily basis.”

It wasn’t until the neighbor could finally capture the abuse on video that charges were filed. Before that, Jakimowicz denied all allegations and stated his neighbors were all just jealous of him owning the puppy.  Jakimowicz  told authorities he would discipline the dog using folded up newspaper, but didn’t think that was animal cruelty. When shown the video however, his story changed, and he offered the explanation the dog had chewed the fence, and he became “very angry.” According to the Daily Mail,  Jakimowicz has since expressed remorse and said “if he could go back and change things, he would not have done it.”

Jakimowicz also made the six-month-old puppy wear a pinch collar while walking on a leash. The contraption, described as a “medieval-looking training device” pinches the dog’s skin if they pull on the leash and is not a recommended training method for any dog – especially a puppy. Zeus is now a year old and is described by the RSPCA, where he remains in their care, as the “Brad Pitt of the German shepherd world.”

A jail sentence for 12 weeks was suspended for a year. In addition to the ban on owning or caring for any pets,  Jakimowicz must also perform 100 hours of volunteer work and pay all court costs.

(Photos of cruel owner beating German shepherd puppy screenshots via the Mirror)

Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.

32 replies
  1. June Beard says:

    I believe all that are cruel to any animal should be punished for his/her crime. And never be allowed to ever own any kind of animal again. They are heartless bastard to harm God’s animals.

    Reply
  2. pennysdachshund says:

    Wow !!! The UNITED KINGDOM Is full of a lot of POMPOUSNESS, BUT WHEN WE WENT ON A WEEK TOUR… I THOUGHT THE WERE PRETTY PET FRIENDLY…. YET THE JUSTICE SYSTEM DOESN”T SEEM TO STAND UP FOR THE $ legged CREATURS of THEIR KINGDOM!!! THE QUEEN HAS THE MOST SPOILED CORGIE”S in THE ENTIRE WORLD … ONE WOULD THINK SHE WOULD BE ON TOP OF THE AMOUNT OF ANIMAL ABUSE GOING ON THERE!!! Oh forgot she is probably busy having TEA!!!

    Reply
  3. Shelly says:

    Dumb ass bastard he knew what is what doing and sure never have a animal of any kind again ????????
    There a place for him HELL

    Reply
  4. Susan M. Bissell says:

    I don’t know why a lot of men think “BEATING” a dog is the only way you can discipline a dog. I am NOT saying ALL men, just some men think this way. Part of the problem is it goes back to the olden days when there wasn’t any animal training just old school way of training a dog which was by beating a dog that is how a lot of old timers thought of to discipline and train your dog.

    Reply
  5. Hilda says:

    Monster! Bastard!!! Let’s get this trash abuser and punish him the same way he did to see how he likes it!!! Go to prison for life!!!

    Reply
  6. Emma williams says:

    This is straight up b******* he needs to do the jail time pay all the puppy’s bills and have a life long ban from owning any animal. Until people who abuse or neglect animals are punished with the full punishment they have no reason to stop if all they get is a slap on the wrist.

    Reply
  7. Cathy Rolley says:

    This is straight up bullshit.That fucking coward is only SShat he got caught not that he hurt the dog.He should go to prison and no second chances no getting out early .And the other prisoners beat him when they get mad and lose their tempers.He will do it again.Stupid fucking judges are to blame also. Maybe the queen should have to watch that video while drinking her tea and then do something to make it so only the judges are judges and these worthless cowards pay what they do.I say off with his head like in the old days.People who do that to animals are nothing but worthless cowards and trash.Get rid of them like we do are garage after we first kill them.GET TOUGH YOU ASSHOLES.

    Reply
  8. Rita Ceresini says:

    I don’t understand why such heinous treatment of a puppy caught on camera doesn’t warrant jail time. Surely, he deserves jail time and to never ever own another animal again.

    Reply
  9. Sherry says:

    Why is this SOB only banned from owning an animal for five years. This psycho will not be okay to own an animal in five years; this needs to be a forever ban. …and how is Zeus? Who is taking care of him now?

    Reply
  10. Angela Corso says:

    This is an example of another abuse being found but no punishment for the crime. Share his picture people and ask your friends to share his picture.

    Reply
  11. REd says:

    These courts and judges are nuts!!! They hand down a sentence to these monsters then suspend it!?!?!? IF YOU DO NOT HOLD THESE SICK, PERVERTED, Excuse for humans responsible…..these crap will never stop. All the courts do is slap their hand and send them off to torment, abuse or kill again! I don’t get it!! It has been PROVEN THAT ANYONE WHO ABUSES AN ANIMAL WILL EVENTUALLY HURT A HUMAN!!!! Freaking wake up judges!!

    Reply
  12. nina says:

    wow, we are currently going through this with a neighbor, it’s so hard to get video!

    on another note, pinch collars DO have a place in dog training. they are meant only as a tool NEVER something to be used in a long-term situation. the problem is uneducated owners using them incorrectly. these collars should only be sold to professionals, they have no place being sold in pet stores.

    Reply
  13. Michelle says:

    Punishment should fit the crime
    He likely abuses his wife and children
    Death by public hanging, but not before he’s beaten down publicly so as to send a clear and concise message to future wanna be offenders
    Sounds like a plan to me.

    Reply
    • Cathy Rolley says:

      Michelle , i totally agree with you but let me just add that the people responsible for him getting off easy should also be beaten and have their faces shamed publicly.They should be ashamed of themselves for letting this monster off easy.They should die right along with him.Anyone who beats an animal like that is a worthless coward.i will share so others can see how ugly he is and what a monster he is.

      Reply
  14. Ezgi Melody says:

    Everywhere in the world filled this kind of sick b*stards 🙁
    I hate them… The world would be a heaven without them in it
    They make me sick !!!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *