Pets End Up In Abusive Homes
Image: This is Sean Deakin – a poor excuse for a human being. Read his story below
Pets can often end up in an abusive home when advertised as Free To Good Home, or when checks are not thoroughly carried out on new homes.
The picture above shows Sean Deakin, an unemployed 19 year old (D.O.B 20.04.93), known at addresses Birchfield Avenue, Atherton, Wigan and Greenhill Road, Wakefield. He and his 19 year old girlfriend, Sarah Amanada Tame (D.O.B 06.07.92), known at the same addresses, responded to a free advert on the internet site Gumtree, offering a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Tyson.
Just a couple of days after getting Tyson, Sean Deakin, for no apparent reason, viciously attacked him with a hammer at 3am in the morning, smashing down around 20 blows on his head, while girlfriend Sarah laughed. Three hours later Deakin woke to find that the frightened dog had urinated on the bed. Deakin chased the terrified Tyson, gripped him between his legs and stabbed him in the chest with a six inch knife. For the next 12 hours he allowed Tyson to die slowly, in agony, unable to move, fully conscious and vomiting.
Neither Deakin, nor his girlfriend Sarah Tame, who have a child who lives with his Grandmother, sought help for Tyson during his many hours of agony. His lifeless body was found in Deakin’s wheely bin four days later.
Sean Deakin was sentenced to just 20 weeks in prison, having to serve only 10 weeks. He is banned from keeping dogs for only 10 years. Sarah Tame was given a 12 month community order including 150 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay a £200 fine. She was banned from keeping any animals for 10 years. She was also deprived of another dog she owned, which has been in RSPCA care for over a year.
This is not a one off incident. Sadly, there are numerous cases this horrific happening all the time.
Abusive adopters can convincingly seem good homes when they respond to Free To Good Home ads, or any ads where checks are not made on them. Pets are also often passed on to abusive homes by the initial adopter of the pet (either not realising it is an abusive home, or not caring because they can make a profit out of it).
If there is no way you can continue to look after your pet, the responsible and safest option is to ask a reputable animal rescue to re-home it.
Image: A dog that was advertised “Free to good home” on Craigslist website, and has had terribly painful facial injuries inflicted upon it, including the loss of an eye. Sadly, this dog is just one of many that such things happen to after being advertised “free to good home” or for a low fee.
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