Merseyside pet owner inflicted ‘multiple injuries’ on puppy


A MERSEYSIDE man who inflicted multiple injuries on his pup and failed to seek veterinary treatment has been banned from keeping animals for five years.

Perry Jones has pleaded guilty to three animal welfare offenses after his 18-week-old English Bull Terrier puppy called Lola was found with injuries consistent with blunt trauma.

X-rays showed Lola had fractures to both legs, her hip, four ribs and her jaw had been fractured twice.

Veterinary examinations concluded that the injuries were caused at different times. She also had an ear injury when she was rescued and had a red mark on her head.

X-rays showed Lola had fractures to both legs, her hip, four ribs and her jaw had been fractured twice.

Liverpool magistrates heard how the RSPCA had been called to investigate following reports from a member of the public concerned about the welfare of the pup – who has since been rehabilitated by the RSPCA’s Wirral and Chester branch and is about to start her new life in her new forever home with a family.

RSPCA Inspector Lisa Lupson visited Jones’ address on February 24 last year and found the pup to be ‘very lethargic and quiet’.

She said: “Rather than walking normally she crawled towards me, dragging her back and that’s when I noticed she wasn’t carrying any weight on her left hind leg and had difficulty walking.

“I also noticed that his left ear was hanging low and swollen with a large scab visible on the pinna of the inner ear.

“I can only describe her as very miserable and sad.”

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Lola has since been relocated

Jones first said Lola had ongoing medical issues and he took her to the vet two days ago, but then admitted he didn’t and claimed she had suffered injuries when she fell down the stairs. He later admitted to inflicting several injuries in court.

Lisa rushed Lola to Greater Manchester Veterinary Hospital for urgent veterinary care.

Veterinarians at the animal hospital first discovered that Lola was lame in her left hind leg and had a fracture to that limb and underwent surgery to correct this. She was also treated for a scab that formed on her left ear.

Further tests and x-rays revealed she had a healing fracture on her right back leg, a broken hip, three rib fractures on her left side and one on her right, which were said to have been inflicted six weeks previously. both sides which, again, were not recent as they had begun to heal.

An independent veterinary expert told the court: “There is no explanation as to how Lola could accidentally sustain four rib fractures and two jaw fractures.

“The rib and jaw fractures are not consistent with a fall down the stairs and the injuries are repetitive, having occurred multiple times.

“These fractures are a common finding of abuse in cats and dogs. In cases of animal abuse, rib fractures can occur due to the focal application of force, which includes the animal being hit, kicked, stomped on or thrown against a blunt object. The finding of bilateral rib fractures are a strong suspicious indicator of physical abuse.”

As well as the ban on keeping animals, which he can challenge in three years, Jones – 22, from Huyton – has also been given an 18-month community order and must complete 25 days of home confinement requirements. rehabilitation activity and received a 10-week curfew. between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

He was also ordered to pay £1,000 in costs and a victim fine surcharge of £95.

As a mitigation, the court was told that Jones had suffered from depression in the past.


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