Mum’s fury as violent ex who killer her beloved dog Oreo spared prison sentence

A woman has been left upset and angry after her ex escaped a prison sentence despite beating her dog to death.

Kelly Bowgen was left heartbroken after her partner at the time Thomas Eddinson brutally assaulted her Jack Russell cross chihuahua at her Market Rasen home while she was out at work in November 2019, Lincolnshire Live reports.

The now 21-year-old had been looking after Oreo but launched a violent attack on the defenceless animal after losing his temper with it.

Miss Bowgen says the monster then took the dying pet to her mum Rowena’s house just up the road but left him with a neighbour when he discovered she wasn’t in.

Rowena quickly raced home and rushed the pet to Rase vets in the town, but it was too late as he had passed away in a blanket on the front seat of her car from the injuries he had received.

A vet confirmed Oreo had extensive internal bleeding due to a ruptured liver as well as bruising over the neck, chest, abdomen and right leg.

His right kidney was also bruised and there was damage to his brain and eye.

Last week, Eddinson, 21, of Riverton View, Ermine, appeared at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, March 18 for sentencing after pleading guilty to one count of causing unnecessary suffering under section 4 of the Animal Welfare Act.

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However, he walked away with ten-year disqualification for owning animals, an 18-week prison sentence suspended for two years, 150 hours of unpaid work and further costs of £250 to Miss Bowgen and the RSPCA.

But the fact he was not put behind bars has left Miss Bowgen devastated.

She told Lincolnshire Live: “I’m annoyed. To me, it isn’t enough. He took the life of my dog and he’s still walking around.

“Yeah he got a suspended sentence but that still gives him the chance to do it again if he really wants and after this, I wouldn’t put anything past him.

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“Nothing will bring Oreo back sadly but seeing him inside and knowing that a crime like this was taken seriously would have made me feel so much better.

“Instead he pays me £250 and that’s it. In a way, I feel I’ve got compensation and I’m supposed to forget and act like I didn’t lose anything and that’s why I’m upset.

“He didn’t get enough. If that was a child it would have been a murder charge.”

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