Barry Man Fined £500 For Firing At Two Dogs With A Catapult
A man has been fined £500 after he was caught on CCTV firing at two dogs with a catapult.
Stephen Charles Hammond (d.o.b 01/06/1955) of Picketston Lane, Picketston, Barry, appeared at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 5 April at 10am and pleaded guilty to one animal welfare offence.
The court heard that Hammond, entered a Picketston Lane garden last September and fired a catapult at a tan and white Jack Russell terrier, called Coco, and a tri coloured Jack Russell terrier, called Alfie.
RSPCA inspector Simon Evans said: “Luckily there were no injures to the dogs, but there was certainly intent here to injure even though there weren’t physically harmed.
“The footage is shocking to see someone just fire at these dogs with a catapult, who from the footage look understandably frightened.”
Magistrates fined Hammond £500 and he was ordered to pay £300 court costs and a £60 victim surcharge.
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