A dog in England was left to die with a broken back on his owner’s kitchen floor after being brutally attacked at a house party.
Scoobie, a cross-breed, was left just hours away from death after he suffered a broken spine, cheekbone and ribs at the North Shields home of 36-year-old owner, Paul Rush, who was said to be in a “permanent drunk state,” reports Metro.
The dog was found unconscious on Rush’s kitchen floor, and an RSPCA inspector described the incident at one of the worst cases he has ever seen.
Prosecutor Judith Curry told North Tyneside Magistrates Court that police responded to a call from neighbors, who said they heard a woman scream inside the house on September 2, 2014.
“They make a search and, in the kitchen, they found Scoobie,” Curry said. “He was lying in his own faeces [sic], unable to stand and, it would appear, in an unconscious state but certainly in a less than conscious state. When the defendant was asked what was wrong with the dog, he said there was nothing wrong and he attempted to make the dog stand.”
Rush will spend 18 weeks in jail and not be allowed to own any animals ever again after he pleaded guilty to one count of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.
“I feel the sentence fits the crime,” RSPCA Inspector Trevor Walker said after the sentencing, according to ChronicleLive. “There had been a substantial and repeated trauma to this dog. From my point of view it is one of the worst cases of injuries caused to a dog I have seen. It’s unbelievable he’s survived, but he did and he’s now been rehomed.”
Scoobie the dog underwent surgery after the incident and he is expected to make a full recovery. He has found a new home, according to Metro.
Photo Credit: Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, NCJ Media