A man from Leeds caught on camera abusing his dog has been disqualified from keeping animals for five years.
Paul Anthony Archer, who's 49 and from Glensdale Road, admitted failing to meet the needs of English bull terrier ‘Denver’ by failing to allow him to exhibit normal behaviour.
Footage of Mr Archer shouting and swearing at Denver, who is in the back of a parked car, poking him with force with a hammer and slamming the boot on him was sent to the RSPCA anonymously.
Archer was also sentenced to a 12 month community order with rehabilitation for his unresolved aggressive manner, and ordered to pay £750 costs. He also had to give up Denver who will now be able to rehomed by the RSPCA.