- WARNING: This video contains pictures of drugs and cruelty to animals.
A man from Lancaster has been jailed for drugging a hamster and causing unnecessary suffering and failing to meet the needs of two dogs.
Nchinumya Ntembe, 22, was in court via video link from prison. He is already serving another sentence.
The RSPCA says he is the third and final person to be dealt with as part of its prosecution case.
Footage shows Ntembe adding LSD to a bottle of ‘Tizer’ before filling hamster Mr Chow’s water bottle with it. It also shows Mr Chow being given cannabis leaves to eat.
Ntembe pleaded guilty to five offences under the Animal Welfare Act at a hearing last month.
He has been sentenced to four months in prison to run concurrent to the sentence he is already serving. He has also been disqualified from keeping animals for eight years.
His dogs, Faith and Zeus, have been in RSPCA care since May. They will not be returned to him.
Ntembe was also ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge.
Once the appeal period is over, the RSPCA plans to rehome the dogs. A third dog, named Troy, and the hamster, Mr Chow, have already been rehomed.