Havant thug filmed kicking tiny terrier and standing on her neck banned from keeping animals
A CRUEL thug was caught on video kicking a tiny terrier, standing on her neck and throwing her to the ground.
Andrew Ide, 23, was investigated by the RSPCA after clips were handed to the animal welfare charity.
Ide, of Waterloo Road, Havant, has now been banned from keeping animals for two years.
Investigators said Ide had the dog in his care when he was filmed 'applying pressure through his foot' standing on her nose, and then standing on her neck with his right foot.
An RSPCA spokeswoman said: ‘Further footage showed Ide carrying the small black dog by the scruff of her neck in his left hand while holding the muzzle area of the dog’s face with his right hand.
‘She then squeals as she is thrown onto the patio floor, and is whimpering as she lays on her front on the ground.
‘Another clip shows him use his right leg to kick Roxy’s face before walking away again.’
Roxy has since been found a new home having been signed over to the care of the RSPCA.
RSPCA Inspector Hannah Nixon said: ‘Causing unnecessary suffering to an animal is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act and the use of physical punishments has been shown to jeopardize the physical and mental health of dogs and cause suffering.’
Ide admitted two charges of causing unnecessary suffering last year, and two of failing to take steps to protect her from pain, suffering, injury and disease on May 20 and 21 last year.
He did so by using ‘physical violence, inappropriate handling and intimidator behaviour’.
At Portsmouth Magistrates' Court, Ide was handed a 12-month community order with 250 hours' unpaid work, 16 rehabilitation activity days, £200 court costs and £95 surcharge.