Pregnant Gemma Atkinson unleashes tirade after Manchester man caught hitting dog

Gemma Atkinson has hit out after a man was charged with hitting a dog.

Animal lover Gema, who has two pooches of her own, vented her fury after 18-year-old Eden Chemo pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to an animal by subjecting the dog to unnecessary physical violence resulting in fear and distress.

Chemo was caught on camera battering his terrified pet. The shocking video shows Staffordshire-Husky cross yelping in pain and cowering.

Footage of last November's horrific attack was posted online before being reported to the RSPCA.

Following Chemo's sentencing, Gemma wrote: "The video doing the rounds of that man from Manchester beating his dog is horrendous.

“Apparently he’s been banned from having another. That’s it.”

Revealing what she thought would be a better punishment, Gemma told her followers: “The little b*****d needs jail time.

“I hope he casually stumbles across a she load of Mancunian dog lovers.”

Chemo, 19, was hauled before the courts and banned from keeping animals.

He was also ordered to carry out a 12-month community order with 80 hours unpaid work and was ordered to pay £300 costs.

While dog Zeus, who will soon be re-homed, needed months of treatment with the RSCPA after the attack left him mentally and physically harmed, reports Manchester Evening News.

Chemo pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to an animal at Manchester magistrates' court.

The attack happened on November 5 last year and a video was later uploaded to Twitter – where it received over 80,000 views.

Within hours of the footage being posted, concerned members of the public reported the attack to the RSPCA.

After several people identified Chemo from the video, RSPCA inspector Emma Dingley visited the property.

Ms Dingley said: “This was a cowardly and nasty attack on a dog which was laying down in his home and seemed to have no idea why he was being subjected to such violence.

"The video of the attack was posted on social media which led to us being inundated with calls from across the country reporting the shocking footage.

“Zeus has been in the care of the RSPCA pending the outcome of this court case and has really come on leaps and bounds.

"At first he was frightened of hand movements and if anyone went to stroke near his head he would drop to the floor.

“Now he has grown in confidence and he is such a lovely and friendly dog.”

In mitigation the court was told Chemo has shown remorse for his actions.

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