This disgusting video shows a vile pet owner hitting his terrified dog over the head more than 20 times in a savage unprovoked attack.
Sick John Bunting, 24, can be seen holding the adorable crossbreed, called Disco, by the scruff of the neck and repeatedly hitting him with his fist.
Then Bunting grabs the helpless canine again and puts him into a shed before arming himself with a long piece of plastic and using it as a weapon.
The footage was captured by a concerned neighbour in Preston, Lancs, who filmed the incident through a gap in their curtains.
At the start of the clip Disco can be heard crying out in terror as he’s punched in the face and head and Bunting is heard screaming at the dog.
The incident was reported to the RSPCA and investigators attended the address on September 8 last year and seized Disco before arresting Bunting.
Appearing at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court on Monday (10/6) he pleaded guilty to one offence of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.
Bunting was disqualified from keeping animals for four years but spared jail.
The court heard he lost his temper with Disco because he wouldn’t go to the toilet outside.
When the owner ordered his dog to come inside he would sit on the grass and not listen, it was heard.
Then when he did return to the house Disco would go to the toilet on the floor.
RSPCA inspector Alison Fletcher said: “I met Disco before I saw the footage, which is distressing to watch.
“He was brought into the room by a male vet and he was extremely frightened.
“He had no obvious injuries but it was impossible to touch him without causing him distress.
“When I attempted to pick him up to place him in the kennel at the rear of my van and take him to the animal centre he went into blind panic.
“I did eventually manage to coax him inside after around 20 minutes of sitting with him and calmly reassuring him.”
Disco is now being cared for by professionals at RSPCA Southport, Ormskirk and District Branch Animal Centre.
Inspector Fletcher said: “This poor dog was in turmoil, caused to suffer physically and mentally.
“It has taken a great deal of love, patience and training from the wonderful staff caring for him but I saw him today and he’s like a different dog.
“I’m very happy to say that he’ll be looking for a new home soon.”
As well as being disqualified from keeping animals Bunting was was given an 18-month community order and ordered to do unpaid work.