A man from Uckfield has been jailed for 12 weeks after he cut off an eight-week-old puppy's tail.
Walter Doe, who is 24 years old, from Campbell Close in Uckfield was also banned from keeping all animals for 10 years.
The RSPCA were called in July last year and found the Jack Russell puppy with a bandage around his tail and in obvious pain.
The vet said the wound was very clean-cut wound and must have been made with a sharp tool.
The prison sentence reflects how seriously the court took the suffering caused to the puppy. We have no proof about what was used to dock Jack’s tail, but whether it was a knife or a pair of scissors, he would have been in agony. Cutting through the bone of the tail must have been excruciatingly painful and no attempt at all was made to relieve this pain.Tail docking is such a brutal way to treat a young animal in any case. As well as the pain is causes, it is just completely unnecessary and deprives the animal of their best means of expression and balance.”
After being abandoned in a toilet block in Petersfield, Heath the cocker-spaniel puppy has been re-homed!
The 8-week-old puppy was found near a public toilet block on Petersfield Heath on the 10th January.
The picture of the adorable puppy, which was placed on East Hampshire District Council's website and social media sites, attracted more than 15,500 views and the dog warden team were inundated with calls with families wanting to re-home him.
He has now been placed with a loving family in East Hampshire, who is an experienced dog owner and who has fostered rescue dogs in the past.
Dave Griffiths, EHDC dog warden said, "We would like to thank everyone for their interest in Heath, he certainly has attracted a lot of attention.
"We are very careful to match up dogs with suitable owners and we are lucky to have found such an experienced dog owner to take him in."
A young puppy has been found near public toilets in Petersfield, Hampshire on Friday 10th January by a local resident.
The puppy was sniffed by a resident's dog from behind a bin and then ran into the toilet block where it was left with a towel for the dog to lay on.
The puppy, who has been named Heath, has been checked by local vets and found to be in good health and is believed to be an eight to ten-week-old male Cocker Spaniel type.
Animal Welfare Officer Dave Griffiths from East Hampshire District Council said: “Sadly it seems that this little puppy was abandoned at the public toilets on Petersfield Heath by a person who no longer wanted him."
A four-month-old pup has been rescued in Berkshire after he was found starving and freezing.
Dogs Trust's slogan 'A dog is for life, not just for Christmas' is being put into practice as they are hoping to rehome the puppy.
He was found as a stray and brought to the charity’s rehoming centre in Newbury, where is recovering after vets operated to pin his broken leg.
Jenny Hopkins, Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust Newbury, said: "We’d really like to see him in a home as soon as possible so we’re appealing to anyone who thinks they can offer Jingle a home to call Dogs Trust Newbury directly."
12-week-old blind puppy Belle was abandoned in a Kent park. A member of the public brought her to Happy Endings animal centre in Faversham.
The animal centre says that this time of year is especially busy but it is crucial the pup gets the medical attention she needs. David Johns speaks to Kate Arrowsmith, Vet; Chris Johns, Animal Sanctuary Founder; and Liz Vallance, Animal Fosterer.