Border Collie pup Asha suffered two broken legs on the same side after her Muslim owner, Hamid Aghaei (below), kicked and slammed her to the floor for urinating on his bed. Despite limping and yelping in pain for two days the puppy wasn’t taken to a vet until RSPCA inspectors arrived at Aghaei’s home following a report of animal cruelty.
Daily Mail (h/t Sara S) When the RSPCA responded to a complaint two days later, he told first responders he was ‘waiting for his Centrelink welfare payments to clear to get health insurance’. Once health insurance for Asha cleared, he would then have sought medical treatment for her injuries.
Aghaei is currently on a Newstart youth allowance where the government gives him $269 a week while he searches for employment.
Asha was eventually released to the RSPCA for medical treatment and required surgery on three of her legs. After her operation, the vet determined the dog would never recover from her injuries and the team made the excruciating decision to put her down.
A dog with one broken leg would be in pain, but at least could limp on the other legs to give its injured leg a break,’ the prosecutor told the court. ‘But this puppy (below) had broken legs on both sides of her body, therefore had zero relief. ‘The offender had to aware that the dog was in pain, she vocalized it. He left her in that pain for two days.
The maximum penalty for the first charge against him was two years imprisonment and a $22,000 fine, while the second charge carried a term of six months in jail. But the 21-year-old won’t spend a day in jail for the crime after he was sentenced to a 10-month intensive corrections order to be served in the community.
He will also remain on a two-year community corrections order requiring supervision and a psychological assessment, and is required to pay the RSPCA $5,000 for the medical treatment they provided Asha. He said he will have to make the payments in installments over a period of time due to his lack of stable income or employment.
His legal aid lawyer said that his brother and his mother both have psychiatric conditions.’ (Yes, it’s called Islam)