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Vicious attack on dog caught on video; SPCA says man fined $4,000

John David McCordic can't have an animal for seven years following the vicious beating of an 11 year old dog that was partially blind and deaf.
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August 18, 2020 - 12:37 PM

A man accused of brutally beating his girlfriend’s dog in 2016 pleaded guilty in a Vancouver courtroom to animal cruelty.

John David McCordic, born 1957, has been banned from having custody of an animal for seven years and was ordered to pay a $4,000 fine.

The B.C. SPCA said in a press release that it received a call on May 18, 2016 regarding security footage from the underground parking garage of a building on East Hastings Street that captured images of McCordic beating the dog.

“This was such a disturbing case,” Eileen Drever of the B.C. SPCA said in the release. “This poor animal was clearly in such pain and distress, and was helpless to escape her attacker.”

The dog, an 11-year-old Bouvier named Bear, was already blind and partially deaf and the video footage shows McCordic repeatedly lifting Bear several feet into the air by her legs and slamming her onto the concrete.

He is also observed stomping on her paws and head as she tries to escape, kicking her in the face several times and laughing as she struggles.

“I think one of the cruelest parts of the video is that he would start to pet her and she would be encouraged and would come to him, only to have the beatings begin again,” Drever said in the release.

The B.C. SPCA immediately seized Bear and rushed her for emergency treatment of her injuries.

“In addition to the injuries inflicted by the beatings, she also had some on-going health issues, but we were able to adopt her into a wonderful new home,” Drever said.

“She lived an amazing life surrounded by love for four years, before she passed away peacefully earlier this year at the age of 15.”

Drever says the B.C. SPCA is so grateful that Bear got to experience a loving home in her final years.


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