In a fit of rage, a woman from St Ives, Cornwall was captured on video, by her neighbor, punching and throwing her tiny puppy to the patio for spilling her coffee. Joanne Hosking, 41, slammed the one-year-old Jack Russell terrier named Edie so hard against the hard floor, the dog’s injuries had been compared to a “car crash” as it vomited green bile.
According to The Mirror, neither Joanne or her husband Christopher, 45, ever took Edie to a veterinarian after the incident. On Thursday, they both pleaded guilty to animal cruelty for the July 10, 2017 incident. Joanne was sentenced to 18 weeks in jail and her husband was given a six-week curfew. Both were fined and banned from owning anymore animals.
During the trial, the RSPCA prosecutor presented the disturbing video as evidence showing Edie being slammed to the floor from a height of four feet and then being picked up by the scruff of the neck and carried into the house. Authorities from Deyon and Cornwall Police seized the dog. A veterinarian examination showed the dog sustained a dislocated hip and he underwent emergency surgery.
Originally Hosking pleaded not guilty, contending the dog accidentally fell off a table. She claimed the dog was a “nutter” and “ran around like a lunatic launching herself off of things.” The woman’s defense attorney stated her client had been dealing with mental health issues and had been receiving help for anger management.
Edie has since recovered and has been adopted by one of the nurses caring for him at the veterinary hospital.
(You can watch the video (disturbing) at this link.)
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