Aylesbury man caught on video beating pet staffie cross with heavy metal chain is banned from keeping dogs

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An Aylesbury man has been disqualified from keeping dogs after a video captured the moment he ‘lashed’ his dog, Blaze, with a heavy metal chain lead.

Ayaz Hussain, 26, of Keats Close, Aylesbury, pleaded guilty to one offence of causing unnecessary suffering to the dog, causing him to squeal with pain.

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RSPCA inspector Gina Stallon, who investigated the case, said: “We visited Hussain’s address on 23 July after video footage was passed to us showing him lashing his dog with a heavy metal chain lead, causing the dog to bark and cry out in pain."

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Blaze being whipped

She added: “We understand Blaze had been left in the flat while the occupants were out and had, allegedly, caused some damage, angering Hussain and prompting his violent outburst.

In the video, Hussain is seen sending Blaze out into the hall where he then beats him hard across the back with the chain lead, causing him to bark out in pain.

Gina said: “It is never acceptable to react so violently towards a dog, whether they’ve done something wrong or not, and it certainly isn’t acceptable to deliberately attack an animal in this way.”

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Blaze, who has been in RSPCA care since the investigation was launched, is now doing well in kennels and will soon be ready to find a new home.

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Blaze today

“I’d like to thank the witness who filmed this footage and had the bravery to come forward and pass it to us, without him we wouldn’t have been able to take this action,” said Gina.

“Thankfully Blaze didn’t suffer any serious, long-term injuries as a result of this beating and he seems to be a happy dog who we’re sure will find a wonderful new home. After all, that’s what it’s all about. It’ll be great to know that 2021 marks a new start for Blaze and that he’ll be with loving new owners who show him the compassion, affection and kindness he so deserves.”

Hussain was this month sentenced at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court to 40 hours of unpaid work and a 20-day rehabilitation requirement, as well as being ordered to pay £400 in costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

He has been disqualified from keeping dogs for three years and Blaze - who was seized by police and has been in RSPCA care for five months - was removed from his ownership.