Lennox who was brutally beaten up by his pregnant owner is now a ‘beautiful, friendly dog’ who is getting ready to be re-homed.
The dog is now safely away from Jamie-Leigh Williams, who pleaded guilty, after she was caught on camera beating the animal in her Oldham home.
The video was posted on Facebook back by a former lodger in November, shows the 20-year-old with her back to the camera kick Lennox multiple times as he is trapped against the front door.
RSPCA inspector Natalie Avery said: “I was alerted to Lennox’s plight after footage was posted online that morning and people started to message us on our social media accounts.
“We didn’t know where he was and of course were extremely concerned for his welfare after what we’d seen, but by the afternoon, thanks to our tenacious staff and the help of the public and police, we had found him and Williams had signed him over to us. We’re really grateful to everyone who got in touch.”
“At no point during what’s happening to him does Lennox show any aggression towards Williams, he’s crying out and trying to get away. It’s shocking footage. It’s really horrible to watch.” When Lennox was checked over by vets, he was luckily found to be uninjured.”
He added: “Lennox is still in RSPCA care at the moment where the people looking after him describe him as a beautiful friendly dog, who just wants to be with you, he is reserved for adoption and we hope to have him in a great new home soon.”
She pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to Lennox by kicking him at Tameside Magistrates’ Court.
The dog was brought into the home by an abusive boyfriend, and that Williams was scared of the dog.
The 20-year-old, of Spring Street, Oldham, has been disqualified from keeping animals for five years and was sentenced to a one year community order including 150 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £385 costs.