Man jailed for neglecting injured dog
4:40pm Wednesday 16th January 2013 in News
A man whose wife was jailed last month for leaving an injured puppy to starve on a urine-soaked mattress, has been sentenced to four months in prison.
Patrick Farrell of The Coppins, Croydon, and his wife Lorraine were accused of neglecting their injured puppy Caesar, who was a found with a bone sticking out of his leg.
When found by the RSPCA last May, Caesar was very underweight and suffering from severe dog bite injuries all over his body. He also had visible broken bones which had pierced his skin.
Despite being given treatment the eight-month-old puppy was put to sleep on veterinary advice.
As well as being jailed Mr Farrell, 56, was banned from keeping animals for 15 years at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court.
His wife, 46, was jailed for 12 weeks in December, but Mr Farrell had been too ill to attend court.