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Owner of cruel dog who stabbed and scalded his bull terrier puppies is jailed for 16 weeks

The cruel dog owner who stabbed his two bull terrier puppies, scalded them with hot liquid and put out cigarettes has been jailed for 16 weeks.

Isaac Campbell, 29, was also banned from keeping animals for life after the RSPCA found he had subjected his puppies to shocking abuse.

A court heard that inspectors from the animal charity were called in over concerns about the welfare of the two dogs, named Sian and Frankie, in March 2020.

The dogs were found at an address in Nottingham, where they were seized by police and placed in the care of the RSPCA.

Sian and Frankie, both around six months old, had shocking injuries to their bodies and were rushed for veterinary treatment.

The cruel dog owner who stabbed his two bull terrier puppies, scalded them with hot liquid and hung cigarettes on them has been jailed for 16 weeks.

The two pups, named Sian and Frankie, had shocking injuries to their bodies and were rushed for veterinary treatment.

The two pups, named Sian and Frankie, had shocking injuries to their bodies and were rushed for veterinary treatment.

The dogs were found at an address in Nottingham, where they were seized by police and placed in the care of the RSPCA.

The dogs were found at an address in Nottingham, where they were seized by police and placed in the care of the RSPCA.

Sian was found to have extensive burns on her side from having hot liquid poured on her, and there was a large gash on the back of her skull and neck.

Frankie had two wounds to his legs, believed to be partially healed cigarette burns, as well as a puncture wound to his face, consistent with being stabbed.

Campbell, from Codnor, Derbys, was found guilty at South Derbyshire Magistrates Court on two offenses of causing unnecessary suffering to dogs.

Sentencing him to 16 weeks in prison, U.S. District Judge Johnathan Taff condemned Campbell’s actions as “sustained and systemic cruelty.”

It added: “The defendant deliberately caused unnecessary suffering and then it was inexcusable not to seek immediate veterinary treatment for the injuries he caused.”

A vet who examined the dogs said: “On Frankie I found a circular skin lesion on the wrist along with a small healed skin lesion.

‘On the right toe there was also a similar looking healed lesion as they had healed with hairless scar tissue, they were older healed wounds of unknown cause but had the appearance of a puncture wound or cigarette burn.

‘On the right side of the face there was a fresh circular wound near the eye that was about 10 mm in diameter and was between 3 and 7 days old.

Sian was found to have extensive burns on her side from having hot liquid spilled on her, and there was a large gash on the back of her skull and neck.

Sian was found to have extensive burns on her side from having hot liquid spilled on her, and there was a large gash on the back of her skull and neck.

Sentencing him to 16 weeks in prison, District Judge Johnathan Taff condemned Campbell's actions as

Sentencing him to 16 weeks in prison, U.S. District Judge Johnathan Taff condemned Campbell’s actions as “sustained and systemic cruelty.”

‘The wound on the face was deeper and more extensive, like a puncture wound with a sharp object.

‘The young female that walks with a stiff, unsteady and laborious gait on its hind legs. She was struggling to bear the weight.

“There were crusted skin over the nose and throat, fresh, flat lesions on the skin over the ribs and in the armpit with painful crusts, and reddened, ulcerated lesions in a distinctive ‘drip’ pattern.”

The vet added: “The pattern and flat appearance of the skin lesions are consistent with liquid burns caused by hot liquid being poured onto his back from a height.”

“He exhibited a pain reaction and skin hypersensitivity over his entire torso.”

Campbell left court before his sentence was handed down on February 28, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The police arrested the abuser the next day and he was taken into custody. As part of the sentence he was also ordered to pay £200 in costs and a £122 victim surcharge.

RSPCA inspector Helen Mead, who interviewed Campbell, said in her witness statement: “I had very little explanation from Campbell about the dogs and what happened to Sian’s leg.”

While in the care of the RSPCA, both traumatized dogs displayed aggressive tendencies and the male dog bit an inspector when she took him to the vet.

While in the care of the RSPCA, both traumatized dogs displayed aggressive tendencies and the male dog bit an inspector when she took him to the vet.

A specialist was unable to handle the dogs despite all the training.  Since they could not be relocated, they were put to sleep for security reasons.

A specialist was unable to handle the dogs despite all the training. Since they could not be relocated, they were put to sleep for security reasons.

But he claimed his leg was getting better so it wasn’t a problem.

He also said that Sian had thrown a pot of boiling water on herself and that’s why she had those injuries.

“Throughout the interview, Campbell refused to look at me, or even in my direction, choosing instead to sit with the hood of her grey/silver coat up and her side to me the entire time.”

While in RSPCA care, both dogs displayed aggressive tendencies and the male dog bit an inspector when she took him to the vet.

He did not let go of his arm and required assistance and the dog became aggressive towards veterinary staff who tried to intervene.

Days later, the dog also attacked a vet during treatment, and help was again needed before she was released.

They were taken to a canine behavioral therapist who worked with both for 18 months, but no progress was made.

The specialist was unable to handle the dogs despite all the training. Since they could not be relocated, they were put to sleep for security reasons.

Inspector Rachel Leafe, who investigated the case, added: “Both Frankie and Sian suffered some terrible physical injuries which went untreated and which appears to have affected their nature towards people.”

“It was very sad that these dogs at such a young age were so aggressive.

The male dog attacked an RSPCA inspector and also veterinary staff who tried to intervene. The dog attacked the vet who was taking care of her.

“We worked very hard to try to rehabilitate these dogs, but there was nothing more we could do. It has all been a very sad and upsetting incident for everyone involved.”

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