A man has received a jail term for causing ‘unnecessary suffering’ after he repeatedly stabbed a dog.
The unnamed man from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, was sentenced to a 12 week prison term and banned from owning a dog for five years at High Wycombe Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday morning.
He also received a charge of using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress after being abusive to police officers and members of the public.
Thames Valley Police attended an address in the town on Tuesday, where they found the animal suffering with serious injuries.
Luckily, the dog survived thanks to the quick reactions of a local vet.
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A police statement read: ‘On Tuesday 23rd April 2019 officers from #TEAM2 #ARV and #NHPT arrested a male on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal and using threatening abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
‘Officers were called to an address in Aylesbury where a male had stabbed a dog multiple times resulting in emergency surgery and treatment with a local vet.
‘On arrest the male was abusive to attending officers an members of the public.
‘Thankfully the dog is now in a stable condition due to the fast actions of the vets.
‘Yesterday at High Wycombe Magistrate's court he pleaded guilty to these offences and has been imprisoned for 12 weeks.
‘As well as this he has also been given a ban for 5 years from owning any other dog.’