A man caught on shocking footage violently attacking his cowering Staffordshire bull terrier has been banned from keeping animals.
Scott Doran, 30, was given the five year ban after being caught on CCTV abusing his brindle Staffordshire bull terrier dog, Coban, outside a Costcutters Supermarket.
He was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to the dog on March 17, 2016, when he appeared before North Cheshire Magistrates’ Court.
The footage shows Doran chasing the dog – which was off his lead – outside the shop in Brookvale, Cheshire, with no control over him.
Coban cowers on the floor as Doran picks him up and punches him – before picking the dog up by the scruff of his neck with his feet on the floor and shaking him.
The attack then continues away from the view of the CCTV but a witness told the court how Doran continued to abuse the terrified pet who was so frightened he defecated.
He then holds the dog over the railings of a footbridge.
The matter has only recently come to court as Doran went on the run from his then address in Cedar Avenue in Runcorn, Cheshire for two years and a police warrant was issued for his arrest.
RSPCA inspector Naomi Norris said: ‘This was a vicious and nasty attack on Coban who was clearly so terrified he can be seen cowering and the poor dog even defecated during the beating.
‘Off camera the witness told how he continued to beat and kick the dog before holding him by the neck over the railings of a footbridge.
‘I would like to thank the witness for reporting the matter as without people like them the RSPCA would struggle to bring incidents like this to the attention of the courts.
‘More importantly we would not be able to re-home abused animals like Coban without the public’s help.’
Doran was banned from keeping animals for five years at the hearing on Tuesday, February 12 and was ordered to carry out a 12-month community order which will include an anger management course, as well as pay costs totalling £525.
Coban was seized the day after the attack and has since been re-homed by the RSPCA.