A young husky was left in critical condition after his cruel owners left him alone to fight with an pit bull-type dog.
Oslo, a one year-old husky was left fighting for life after being savaged for more than a quarter of an hour.
20-year-old Hanin Attiye and 26-year-old Christian Hidalgo were taken to court after the RSPCA rescued a total of three dogs from their home in Finchley, north London.
Oslo, and a brown pit bull terrier called Scooby, had been left to fight for the attention of another husky, Maddie.
But Oslo was left fighting for his life after suffering dozens of puncture wounds and lacerations to his neck, paws and legs.
Scooby, who is much bigger and stronger than the husky, suffered minor face, ear and neck wounds and is currently being tested to see whether he is a banned breed.
- Attiye and Hidalgo pleaded guilty to offences under the Animal Welfare Act
- Hidalgo was ordered to pay a fine and costs totalling £4,000
- Attiye was ordered to pay a total of £1,130
The RSPCA and the police were called in March following reports of dogs fighting for more than 15 minutes in the back garden at the address where they had been left alone.
Scooby's injuries were superficial but he was confiscated by police on suspicion he was a breed banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Oslo was taken to Harmsworth Animal Hospital where he was put on a drip and given intensive treatment.