Wayne Keightley, from Leicester, was convicted for throwing a nine-week-old Staffie, Gypsy, out of a third floor window – a 20ft fall that could have caused extremely serious injures.
Keightley,42, was sentenced to a total of 14 weeks in prison – 10 for causing unnecessary suffering to the puppy and four for being in breach of a suspended sentence in place at the time. He was also disqualified from keeping animals for three years.
Keightley had smashed the window with a vase before throwing down Gypsy. He later jumped out of the window himself, fracturing his ankle.
RSPCA inspector Andy Bostock said, “When Gypsy was found on the floor, she was obviously in pain and was very distressed. She was immediately taken to a vet and was treated for injuries to her face, leg and abdomen. She is a very, very lucky dog to have not been more seriously injured, considering also how young and delicate she was at nine weeks old.
“There is absolutely no excuse to throw an animal out of a window like this – Gypsy would have been terrified and in pain from the various injuries she received.”
The puppy has since been been signed over into the RSPCA’s care, and is now thriving in a foster home – soon to be available for rehoming.
Images by RSPCA.