Man captured on CCTV beating a dog
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Man captured on CCTV beating dog in Bilston

A man caught on CCTV beating his dog has been disqualified from keeping animals for two years.

Carl Pugh, 35, could be seen hitting American bulldog Jeff five times and holding him over the canal in Bilston, Wolverhampton, the RSPCA said.

He said the dog dragged him into the canal and he got his foot wet so he hit him and said CCTV made it look worse than it was, the charity stated.

Pugh, of Bilston, was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering and Jeff is with the RSPCA.