Sick owner douses pet bulldog in bleach and beats it on the head until it becomes bloodied and unconscious
The owner has been banned from ever owning any animal for the rest of his life.
A vile dog owner forced his pet American bulldog to take a bath in bleach and rubbed the cleaning agent into the pooch's eyes.
The owner has been banned from ever owning any animal for the rest of his life. Gary David Bell of Coronation Way in Keighley, West Yorkshire, battered and abused his pet, Smiler, leaving her bloodied and semi-conscious in the bathroom of his home in West Yorks.
According to the vets who saved Smiler, Bell had doused her in bleach and shampoo and had also rubbed the bleach into her face. He had also beaten her on the head before leaving her in a soapy bath. Post being arrested, Bell denied ever hurting the dog. Bell "didn't offer any plausible explanation for Smiler's predicament - in an interview he said that she had probably cut her head on a barbed wire during a walk in the woods"
The 50-year-old has now been sentenced to four months in prison. The court was shown a tear-jerking video of the moment when RSPCA inspectors burst into Bell's home after spotting the suffering animal through a window.
In the video, inspector Sarah Bagley can be heard saying 'flippin eck' upon seeing Smiler. In August last year, Bagley had visited Bell's home after she grew worried about Smiler's welfare. She shared that she had been horrified to see Smiler with a bloodied towel on her head.
As reported by The Sun, she said, "A friend of Bell's let us into the property and we found Smiler barely conscious. She and the bath were wet and there was a bottle of human shampoo and Flash household cleaner, which appeared to have been used on her."
"I rushed her straight to a local vet. By the time I got her there, her eyes were swollen shut," she added. Smiler had many injuries which included two large wounds on her head that needed to be stitched. Vets had also taken out a loose tooth and had flushed her eyes to get rid of the bleach.
Smiler recovered slowly and was well looked after at an RSPCA rescue center in Sheffield. Bagley revealed that Smiler is "recovering well and gaining weight" and that "she is a very sweet dog who loves people." You can see her recovery here.
Bell was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison and accused of causing unnecessary suffering to the dog by inflicting trauma on her, failing to provide veterinary attention for her injuries and applying cleaning products to her head and eyes. He was found guilty on December 3 of failing to provide veterinary attention for her injuries and applying cleaning products to her head and eyes. Bell was due to attend Bradford Magistrates' Court on January 7 but failed to appear and was arrested on a warrant. He then appeared before magistrates on January 9, when he was sentenced and ordered to pay a $157.49 (£121) victim surcharge.