A dog with the sadly ironic name of “Lucky,” suffered cruel abuse at the hands of her owner after she peed on a bag of marijuana. The attacker, identified as 54-year-old Michael Anthony Bailey, has been sentenced to 12 weeks in jail for punching and stabbing his dog last June, reported Tuesday’s BBC News.
Despite the horrific injuries that Bailey suffered, including damage to her eyes that caused them to swell close, she managed to make a full recovery – only to be killed after officials determined that she was a banned breed.
The RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) expressed disdain for Lucky’s ultimate demise thanks to breed specific legislation that dictated her ultimate fate:
“This is a very sad ending as Lucky had made a full recovery and we were hoping to see her into a new home.
The RSPCA do not make these decisions. We do not agree with Breed Specific Legislation and have been campaigning for changes for some time.”
In addition to jail time, the man attacked Lucky has been ordered not to have animals for the rest of his life.