‘Training’ his greyhound... by throwing it into icy sea
A MAN repeatedly hurls his greyhound into a raging sea in a cruel act that has baffled animal lovers.
Each time, the freezing dog was hauled back on a long leash, in what appeared to be an extreme training exercise.
Three men were walking nine greyhounds in Hartlepool, Co Durham, shortly before last week’s incident. The RSPCA is investigating.
John Stephenson, of Greyhound Rescue North East, said: “Why on earth would anyone throw a dog into the sea like this in freezing cold conditions? It is just stupid.”
Wayne Waithe, 59, of Norwich, got a six-week suspended jail term at the city’s magistrates court for drowning his terrier in a river.
SHOCKING Helpless hound hurled into sea
FEAR Soaking greyhound is hauled back out
SPLASH Dog is thrown back into water again