A nasty drunk received a slap on the wrist for beating his elderly dog in a “fit of anger” even though witnesses begged him to stop. On Tuesday, Carl Gillimore was banned from owning any pets for a year, after causing unnecessary pain and suffering to his 12-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier named Kiya.
According to the Echo, the animal abuse was caught on closed circuit television video on a street corner in Moreton, United Kingdom. Gillimore had been beating Kiva so hard she fell to the ground. Although he first denied any wrongdoing, two videos showed him punching the frightened dog in the back of her head. And why was he so angry? Apparently Kiya had slipped out of her leash. First the drunken man punched her, and then bent over and continued pummeling her. Witnesses begged him to stop.
Even then he wasn’t finished striking the dog, and as he walked away, he continued hitting her. The disturbed witnesses contacted the RSPCA, who launched an investigation after receiving the videos. One week later, the organization with the assistance of the police, executed a warrant at Gillimore’s home and removed two dogs. Kiya didn’t suffer any lasting injuries, and she was such a sweet dog, that in spite of her owner beating her up so badly, she never even tried to defend herself; the loyal dog just took the brutal beating her owner dished out to her.
The dogs Kiya and Kane have been turned over the RSPCA. In addition to the ban on owning any pets, Gillimore has to serve a year of community service and was hit with several fines.
We hope Kiya and Kane find happy new homes to live out the rest of their lives.
(Photos of nasty drunk beating up elderly dog via screenshots of video via the Echo)
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