A CONVICTED dangerous dog owner has been sent to jail for a second time.
Anthony Richard Green, 35, pleaded guilty to four charges linked to the possession of a dangerous dog, breaching a banning order to own animals and failing to meet their needs for a suitable diet and environment.
Green, of Riddings Rise, Deighton, had been given a two-month jail sentence back in October 2005 and banned from keeping dogs for 10 years.
But the RSPCA, who brought the prosecution, told Kirklees magistrates yesterday that a visit to Green’s address on June 1 last year uncovered a Pit Bull Terrier – banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Officers also found two cockerels living in squalid conditions.
RSPCA Inspector Emma Brook who attended the property said the Pit Bull was found severely underweight and had extensive scars.
But the court heard the charges brought did not link the defendant to dog fighting.
Prosecutor Andrew Davidson said the cockerels were found in a makeshift coop in filthy and dirty conditions with no food provision.
The defendant was at home when the RSPCA and police called at the house and he was arrested.
Mr Robert Campbell, representing Green, gave lengthy submissions saying his client only took on responsibility for the animals after a friend could no longer look after them.