A cruel owner attacked his dog and didn’t stop scaring the pup until he dangled it off the edge of a bridge in Runcorn, England. Scott Doran, 30, scared his Staffordshire bull terrier so much during the assault that the dog defecated out of sheer panic.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Doran was caught on closed circuit television in March 2016 where he was seen attacking the brindle staffie named Coban. The RSPCA began an investigation of the “sustained and violent attack” on the dog. The video shows Coban off leash checking out the neighborhood. When the dog spots a family walking, he ran up to them – happily with his tail wagging. That’s when Doran lost his temper and initiated a brutal attack on the pup.
In the video, Coban can be seen cowering to the ground, but Doran picked him up and punched him in the face while holding the dog by the scruff of his neck; feet off the ground and being violently shaken. The torturous treatment went off view of the camera, however an eyewitness stated Doran continued to beat the dog to the point where Coban defecated in utter fear. And as if that wasn’t enough, Doran dangled the dog over the railings of the footbridge.
Doran had been a fugitive for two years and was finally apprehended in July 2018 after intentionally evading authorities. He has since been convicted of causing unnecessary animal cruelty. He has been sentenced to 12-months of community service, fined $600 and has been ordered to complete an anger management course. In addition, he must participate in a rehabilitation program and is banned from having any pets for the next five years.
And the good news – Coban was seized the day after the attack and has since been re-homed by the RSPCA.
(Photo of dog dangled off edge of bridge via RSPCA)
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Okay this is pretty funny! I’m sure the dog is perplexed.