A man from Brigg has been jailed after admitting to a string of animal cruelty offences in a prosecution case brought by the RSPCA.
25-year-old Guy Capp, from Brigg admitted four offences related to animal fighting at a hearing in Scunthorpe in August. Today, he was sentenced to four months in prison.
At the hearing in August, Capp admitted to:
- causing unnecessary suffering to a female brown terrier type dog called 'Pip' and a female black and white bull lurcher type dog called 'Jazz' by failing to provide proper and necessary veterinary care and attention for their wounds and conjunctivitis
- keeping animals for use or in connection with an animal fight
- causing unnecessary suffering to a domestic ferret by placing it with a dog to be fought
- causing an animal fight to take place between a dog and a ferret
He was also ordered to pay £600 costs within 28 days of his release from custody.
Capp filmed the fight between the two dogs and the ferret on his mobile phone - evidence which was used against him in court. The fight lasted three minutes - before the ferret died. The two dogs also suffered multiple injuries to their faces which vets say hadn't been properly treated.
The footage, along with other video clips - one of which shows Pip and Jazz being encouraged to fight over a toy and another showing them pulling a fox from an earth - photographs and text messages, came to light after Capp’s mobile phone was seized by Humberside Police, along with hunting paraphernalia.
The two dogs were found covered in mud and blood, and were confiscated and given treatment for multiple wounds, both fresh and historic.
One of the dogs, Jazz, has since been re-homed, while Pip (below) is still looking for a new home.