THIS is the sickening moment a teenage thug punches his dog during a savage attack.
Eden Chemo, 18, beat the dog as it cowered in fear on a sofa at home in Manchester.
On the same day the incident was reported to the RSPCA a probe was launched by Inspector Emma Dingley, who visited Chemo’s address.
He was later charged with causing unnecessary suffering to an animal by subjecting the dog to unnecessary physical violence resulting in fear and distress.
He appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Friday where the court ordered Zeus to be signed into the RSPCA’s care, where the dog will soon be rehomed.
As well as being banned from keeping animals for three years, Chemo was ordered to carry out a 12-month community order with 80 hours unpaid work and was ordered to pay £300 costs.
In mitigation the court was told Chemo has shown remorse.
Inspector Dingley said: ‘This was a cowardly and nasty attack on a dog which was laying down in his home and seemed to have no idea why he was being subjected to such violence.
‘The video of the attack was posted on social media which led to us being inundated with calls from across the country reporting the shocking footage.
‘Zeus has been in the care of the RSPCA pending the outcome of this court case and has really come on leaps and bounds. At first he was frightened of hand movements and if anyone went to stroke near his head he would drop to the floor.
‘Now he has grown in confidence and he is such a lovely and friendly dog.’