A MAN who poured boiling water on his dad’s dog has been jailed by Solihull magistrates.
Daniel Logan, 25, of Manningford Road admitted two animal cruelty charges and was given an 18 week prison sentence. He was also slapped with a lifetime ban from owning any type of animal and fined £500.
Nick Sutton, prosecuting, said that the offences were committed while Logan’s father was away on holiday.
Logan had been left to mind the dog, a three-year-old labrador called Bailey. The defendant had phoned his mum immediately after the incident, on August 6 last year, and asked her to call the police. When officers arrived, Logan confessed to pouring boiling water on the pet, kicking it and hitting it with a cricket bat.
In a police interview, he said he “didn’t like the dog” because it had eaten his crisps and cat food.
Mr Sutton said that Bailey had endured second degree burns and four operations following the attack.
Philip Haycock, defending, said that Logan’s decision to phone his mum, asking her to call police, could be seen as a sign of remorse.
Passing sentence, magistrates described the attack as an “horrendous and deliberate act of cruelty”.
Logan will serve a further eight weeks, minus 21 days he had already spent in custody, for separate charges of criminal damage and failing to answer bail.
Speaking after last Friday’s hearing, RSPCA inspector Chris Simpson, said that the case was one of the worst he had seen in 25 years with the charity. Although Bailey has been left scarred, Mr Simpson said that she was making a full recovery from her ordeal.