A dog owner has been disqualified from keeping the animals after failing to provide veterinary care for a dog with severe facial injuries.
Carwyn Jenkins, 23, from Aberystwyth, pleaded guilty to two offences of causing unnecessary suffering to a dog and for interfering with a badger sett, at Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court on September 9.
The offences took place between September 6 and 12, 2014, and on August 24, 2014, respectively.
Dogs ‘ripped apart’
RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben said: “The dog involved in this incident suffered terrible facial injuries.
“Luckily he has recovered and is now available for rehoming, but for other dogs used in this way, it sadly can be very different.
“I hope this case is a warning for people who insist on putting dogs on badgers for sport that we will catch up with them. It is heartbreaking that these dogs are put on these animals and are being ripped apart.”
Jenkins, of Dolwerdd, in Rhydgwyn, Llanfarian, was given a five-year disqualification for keeping dogs.
He was also ordered to pay £4,000 in costs, a £60 surcharge, and was ordered to carry out 240 hours unpaid work.