A closed circuit video in an elevator revealed a heartless thug smash his dog into a wall breaking the animal’s teeth. Daniel Cheslin, 22, was seen in the video abusing his dog, while living at the Bedford House, Sanda Croft, Smiths Woods, with his girlfriend Jade Bellingham.
According to the Birmingham Live News, the disturbing footage of Cheslin and his girlfriend kicking and slapping the Staffordshire Bull terrier named Rudy was brutal. In the first video, Cheslin and Birmingham were seen entering the elevator where Rudy was kicked, slapped and punched. In a second video, Rudy was dragged and lifted off the floor by his leash, and then “hits the back of the lift with such force it causes the CCTV camera to shake.”
Subsequent videos show Cheslin punching the dog on the top of his head.
When examined by a veterinarian, Rudy had lost two of his front teeth, had a head injury and a blood shot eye which would have been consistent injuries with having been punched.
Cheslin pleaded guilty to two charges of animal cruelty, and on Friday was ordered jailed for one year and is banned from keeping any animals for the next 15 years. His girlfriend was sentenced to a one-year community service order for not intervening to stop the dog from being abused.
“Rudy was a passive and even tempered dog and despite that the defendant was wantonly cruel,” Judge Jonathan Gosling stated at Cheslin’s sentencing.
Cheslin’s attorney told the court his client has a number of personal problems including depression and anxiety.
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