Man given 24 weeks in prison after cutting his dogs ears off with pliers
A Wrexham man has been sent to prison after he cut his dog’s ears off.
Christopher Matthew Griffiths 35, of Bridge Street, Southsea, Wrexham, was sentenced to 24 weeks in prison at Wrexham Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
He was found guilty at a previous trial of causing unnecessary suffering and carrying out a prohibited procedure to his dog Victor, a tan male Staffordshire bull terrier type dog, the court found Griffiths had cut his dog ears off using pliers.
Griffiths was handed a 24-week prison sentence, was disqualified from keeping dogs for 10 years and was given a 12-month probation order.
The RSPCA were contacted on 22 September 2015 by the police after the dog was found with his ears chopped off and the RSPCA transported the dog immediately to an independent vet for emergency treatment.
Victor was subsequently given surgery and his ears were stitched up and by November his ears had healed.
His urine was also checked at the vets and it tested positive for cocaine.
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Following the sentencing RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas said:
“When I first saw Victor I was just so shocked as his ears were gaping open wounds. I had never seen anything quite like it before.
“It must have been so painful for him. It was just so heartbreaking. It is awful to imagine what poor Victor went through. It was totally unnecessary.”
Inspector Thomas added: “Since Victor has been in our care he has been doing so well. He is an adorable dog with a lot of love to give.
He loves nothing more than to be in your company and loves a cwtch on the sofa. He is now up for rehoming and we hope he will find his forever home soon.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com