A Wrexham man has been sent to prison after he cut his dog's ears off. It's believed he used pliers to do it in an "awful" procedure condemned by the RSPCA.
Police contacted the RSPCA last September after the Staffordshire terrier with his ears chopped off. He was immediately taken to a vet's for emergency surgery. When the dog's urine was tested, he was found to have traces of cocaine. It took a month for his ears to heal.
Christopher Matthew Griffiths from Southsea was found guilty yesterday of causing unnecessary suffering and carrying out a prohibited procedure.
Griffiths, aged 35, was jailed for six months and banned from keeping dogs for 10 years. His dog Victor is now looking for a new home and has been described by his current carers as an "adorable" dog.