A Dundee man who poured boiling water over his pet dog has today been jailed.
Stewart Milne, of St Columba Gardens, failed to take his dog Buddy to the vet after he suffered severe burn injuries.
The 29-year-old was today jailed for 145 days for the incident which led to Buddy being put down.
The Tele previously revealed that Milne admitted to failing to provide treatment for his dog after he suffered a fit, leading him to spill the water over his pet.
In total he was sent to prison for 320 days after also admitting to carrying a knife in public and failing to attend a court appearance.
The Scottish SPCA, which was involved in the investigation, welcomed the sentence.
Inspector Karen Cooper said Buddy would have been in “considerable pain”.
She said: “The wounds on Buddy were extensive, with several of them scabbed over and infected with yellow pus. They clearly needed treatment and would have been causing Buddy considerable pain.
“Buddy received the wounds after Milne suffered a fit while making coffee and spilled a kettle of boiling water over the dog.
“A responsible dog owner would have immediately sought veterinary treatment for the dog but sadly in this circumstance that was not the case.
“After responding well to treatment, Buddy unfortunately later developed a chronic skin disease which resulted in him being put to sleep following veterinary advice.
“We’re glad that Milne has been dealt with by the courts and hope he gives serious consideration to his ability to care for animals in the future.”
If you have any concerns about an animal’s welfare please call the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.
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