Man who beat his dog until it was ‘trembling’ and ‘whimpering’ pleads for its return by showing a judge cute photos of him in costume
- Krissada Ratchasombat pleaded guilty to animal cruelty to her dog Cooper
- Cooper was kidnapped last month after a witness saw his owner beat him up.
- When police arrived, Cooper could be seen “fearful, shaking and moaning.”
- Ratchasombat said he got angry after finding his slippers chewed up.
- He then begged the judge to give him his dog back.
A pet owner who beat his dog until it was ‘trembling’ and ‘whimpering’ showed a judge cute pictures on social media of the costumed animal in the hope it would be brought back.
Last month, police seized Cooper, a one-year-old beagle puppy, from his owner, Krissada Ratchasombat, after an incident in which he repeatedly hit his dog.
Ratchasombat was arrested after a witness in the street below saw him punch Cooper.
The witness claimed that he saw Ratchasombat hit the dog’s body with “considerable force” at least 10 times, with the pup groaning in pain each time.
Krissada Ratchasombat (pictured with one-year-old beagle puppy Cooper) pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after he was seen hitting his dog at least 10 times last month.
“With each hit, the dog howled loud enough for the witness to hear across the street,” police said in court documents reported by The Daily Telegraph.
Ratchasombat was charged with animal cruelty and pleaded guilty this week.
Police said Cooper could be seen “fearful, shaking and moaning” when they arrived at the Ratchasombat residence.
Cooper was then taken into the custody of the RSPCA.
Ratchasombat said he got angry at the dog after finding his chewed-up slippers and admitted hitting the animal.
In court, Ratchasombat pleaded with the magistrate for his dog back, showing photos of Copper in disguise in social media posts.
When police arrived at the apartment, Cooper (pictured) could be seen “fearful, shaking and moaning.”
Deputy Chief Magistrate Theo Tsavdaridis gave Ratchasombat (pictured with dog Cooper) a 12-month probation order, but did not record any convictions
He said that he loved Cooper and that he ‘always dressed him and fed him well’.
It was revealed in court that Ratchasombat had taken anger management classes to prevent future incidents from occurring.
Deputy Chief Magistrate Theo Tsavdaridis did not record a conviction against Ratchasombat, instead giving him a 12-month probation order and reminding him that the crime must be ‘reported’.
“These types of matters carry 12 months in prison, which is indicative of the way the community views animal abuse,” Judge Tsavdaridis said.
The judge let Ratchasombat convince the RSPCA to return Cooper to him.
The RSPCA said they are still considering the incident, with the responsible officer currently on leave.