His defending solicitor Mark Brown said McCaw had previously sought veterinary help, for Cheech.
On the night he was killed, Cheech jumped off the settee and appeared to be in pain. McCaw had given it half a paracetamol tablet in the past, but on this night, the dog snapped and bit him, said Mr Brown.Sadly, the animal is no longer around, or it’d surely need vetinary treatment for food poisoning…
In what Mr Brown described as “quite a set of shocking circumstances”, he said that McCaw initially attempted to smother the dog, but it didn’t work, so he decided to stab it.
“The next morning, the children came down, but couldn’t find the dog. He told them it had died and had gone to doggy heaven.
“He didn’t even tell his partner and that appeared to be that. Then two days later the inspectors came knocking.”And his ‘punishment’?
Jailing him for 18-weeks, magistrates’ also banned him from keeping animals for 20 years.The kids..? Oh, I guess he can keep them.