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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:33 pm

Two men whipped their pitbull dogs into a frenzy before trying to feed them a pet kitten. Ryan Kieran, 23, and Richard Quirk, 21, have been jailed for the sickening incident in Willenhall, West Midlands. The pair kicked the dogs legs to goad them into attacking the six-month-old cat called Daisy, who was torn apart by the dogs.

Coventry Magistrates' Court heard the kitten was 'effectively disembowelled' after Kieran climbed a tree and threw the frightened pet 15ft into the jaws of the frenzied dogs.





Kieran, from Canley, was jailed for six months and Quirk, of Radford, was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison. They will both serve half their sentences in prison and the rest on licence and both were banned from keeping animals for 15 years. Passing sentence, District Judge Ian Gillespie said: 'This is a sickening attack. It doesn't take much common sense to understand the pain and terror felt by that cat as it was torn apart by these dogs. Your behaviour was cruel in the extreme. The cat was effectively disembowelled.'

The court heard how the bloodthirsty pair kicked the hind legs of their American pitbulls and attempted to throw them up the tree to attack the 'much-loved pet'. Of the two animals, only Kieran's three-year-old pitbull - named Chewy - was retrieved by police.

The pair were sentenced at Coventry Magistrates Court in the West Midlands, and banned from keeping pets for 15 years. The district judge ordered the dog be destroyed. The pair were prosecuted after a nearby resident, who knew the two men, witnessed the attack and gave evidence against them.

Daisy was found 'barely alive' after being thrown over a metal gate. The witness told how she went to retrieve the cat, saying: 'I picked her up but she died on the way back to the house. She had been torn apart.'

Both defendants denied even being in Willenhall at the time of the brutal attack but were picked out in an identity parade. They then pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary cruelty to an animal at an earlier hearing. Kieran also pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage, but pleaded not guilty to possession of a dangerous dog. He was found guilty after trial. Defending solicitors told how the pair had been victims of a hate campaign after the Willenhall community heard about the attack, even receiving death threats.

The court heard Kieran had become a prisoner in his own home and Quirk's mother had disowned him. A Facebook group had even been set up abusing the pair. Addressing Kieran, District Judge Gillespie said: 'Having failed to dislodge the cat from the tree you actually made the conscious decision to climb the tree and drop the cat to the dogs. This is so serious that a custodial sentence is justified.'

Angie Willems, from Coventry Cat Group, said: 'For two people to goad their dogs into doing this is just horrifying. I'm glad they have been given prison sentences but it's just a shame they couldn't get longer.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1372301/Sickening-yobs-fed-kitten-Pitbulls-jailed-months.html#ixzz1IIFGCXoB



Absolutely disgraceful and the sentences should have been much longer in my opinion No People who commit this kind of crime make me sick. Children and animals, so innocent, so trusting Sad

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:18 pm

Funnily enough my little terrier lad was attacked by a roaming staffie this evening just on a jaunt to the shop for absolutely no reason.

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:27 pm

Seren wrote:Funnily enough my little terrier lad was attacked by a roaming staffie this evening just on a jaunt to the shop for absolutely no reason.

Oh no, hope he's ok Seren Sad

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:46 pm

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Oh no, hope he's ok Seren Sad

I had big boots on so managed to "persuade" him to back off each time he tried to engage. Trouble with these staffies is that once they get locked onto your dog it's hard to break their lock. So the wee lad is ok thank god. He's a brave little terrier but no match for a staffie.

Some "lady" came screaming out of her house and after initially being obviously scared of her own dog got hold of him and then screamed blue murder at some 5 year old who had apparently let the dog out.

Sorry love, the dog is your responsibility not your 5 year olds.

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:53 pm

Seren wrote:

I had big boots on so managed to "persuade" him to back off each time he tried to engage. Trouble with these staffies is that once they get locked onto your dog it's hard to break their lock. So the wee lad is ok thank god. He's a brave little terrier but no match for a staffie.

Some "lady" came screaming out of her house and after initially being obviously scared of her own dog got hold of him and then screamed blue murder at some 5 year old who had apparently let the dog out.

Sorry love, the dog is your responsibility not your 5 year olds.

Glad to hear he's ok Seren cheers

Things like this just drive me crazy, don't have a pet if you're not prepared to train it, you can't control it or take responsibility for it's actions No

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:14 pm

Seren wrote:

I had big boots on so managed to "persuade" him to back off each time he tried to engage. Trouble with these staffies is that once they get locked onto your dog it's hard to break their lock. So the wee lad is ok thank god. He's a brave little terrier but no match for a staffie.

Some "lady" came screaming out of her house and after initially being obviously scared of her own dog got hold of him and then screamed blue murder at some 5 year old who had apparently let the dog out.

Sorry love, the dog is your responsibility not your 5 year olds.

So she can't control it and has it in the house with 5 years olds, are they next? Hope your dog is ok Seren, thank goodness you had boots on. My Wally was attacked twice by the same dog the first year I got him, a Jack Russell! First time it ripped all his leg open, down to the bone and bit his tummy, second time it attacked the same leg and ripped his stomach open. I had to carry him to the vets holding his intestine in! Took me two years to get him to be happy around other dogs again. People should not have animals they don't know how to look after.

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:29 pm

As I posted on the other thread, scum like this, usually move onto people after abusing animals and therefore should be put down themselves! Twisted Evil

As a person with 4 cats, I'm actually sat shaking with rage as I type this! Mad

I know that if I witnessed anything like this happening to one of mine, I would end up being sent down! Sad

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:33 pm

MrDoodles wrote:As I posted on the other thread, scum like this, usually move onto people after abusing animals and therefore should be put down themselves! Twisted Evil

As a person with 4 cats, I'm actually sat shaking with rage as I type this! Mad

I know how you feel Mr Doodles, it made me very angry too. I find it hard to believe anyone could be so evil Twisted Evil


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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:37 pm

MrDoodles wrote:As I posted on the other thread, scum like this, usually move onto people after abusing animals and therefore should be put down themselves! Twisted Evil

As a person with 4 cats, I'm actually sat shaking with rage as I type this! Mad

I know that if I witnessed anything like this happening to one of mine, I would end up being sent down! Sad

Me too Mr D, don't have a cat now but have had wonderful cats in the past and my other half loves them, I think we would both end up in jail if we saw someone hurting them or any other animal.

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:42 pm

Well I've had cats from the age of 7, with just a 3 month gap after my Lucky died in 2001 at the age of 19 and a half, after having him from a kitten! Sad

(Bugger that's done it, now got tears running down my face, despite it being 10 years ago!) Sad

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:49 pm

Oh I am just the same over every animal I have ever had, and my other half was talking about a cat he had to leave with his ex wife and was in tears, him a dour Scot as well!!!

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:58 pm

sassy1261 wrote:

So she can't control it and has it in the house with 5 years olds, are they next? Hope your dog is ok Seren, thank goodness you had boots on. My Wally was attacked twice by the same dog the first year I got him, a Jack Russell! First time it ripped all his leg open, down to the bone and bit his tummy, second time it attacked the same leg and ripped his stomach open. I had to carry him to the vets holding his intestine in! Took me two years to get him to be happy around other dogs again. People should not have animals they don't know how to look after.

sorry to hear that Sassy, poor little mutt

Yes its worrying to think that this dog is in a house with a 5 year old.

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:02 pm

Seren wrote:

sorry to hear that Sassy, poor little mutt

Yes its worrying to think that this dog is in a house with a 5 year old.

Unfortunately there are lots of dogs with children that are not in the least child friendly. I don't want to see any dog put down, but I don't want to see a child badly injured and traumatised either.

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:04 pm

MrDoodles wrote:Well I've had cats from the age of 7, with just a 3 month gap after my Lucky died in 2001 at the age of 19 and a half, after having him from a kitten! Sad

(Bugger that's done it, now got tears running down my face, despite it being 10 years ago!) Sad

Mr Doodles, please don't cry, we'll all be at it Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad


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