A dog whose previous owner was caught kicking and punching him on CCTV is still waiting for a new home 14 months later.
Miller, a five-year-old bull mastiff cross, came into the RSPCA’s care in February last year after his then-owner attacked him.
Since then Miller has seen so many dogs come and go into new homes – but is still waiting to be adopted himself.
Danni Holder, kennel supervisor at the RSPCA’s Coventry, Nuneaton and District branch, where Miller is being looked after, said: “There has been no interest in poor Miller at all, which is such a shame because he is a lovely and friendly dog who has been through so much already.
“Miller loves his walks and he has regular friends who he goes on walks with. He is also a massive fan of water and he loves a dip in a pond which we have in a field next to the centre.
“We would absolutely love it if we could find a new home for him soon. There will be the right family out there – we just need them to come forward and meet Miller. All he wants is a family who will give him lots of love and affection, which is what he deserves after everything he went through.”
Miller’s previous owner was sentenced to eight weeks in prison and disqualified from keeping animals for five years after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to Miller.
RSPCA inspector Herchy Boal, who investigated Miller’s case, said: “The attack was caught on CCTV and it was obvious from the the demeanour of Miller on the CCTV that he was scared.
“When we interviewed his owner, he said that he had lost his temper when Miller was off his lead. Losing your temper is no excuse for attacking an animal in this way – it was completely unacceptable. When he was examined by a vet, Miller was obviously in pain from where he was kicked and punched. He would have suffered terribly.”
Anyone who is interested in adopting Miller should contact the Coventry branch on 024 7633 6616.
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