Grant Leigh Senior, 52, from Hyde, was convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to a terrier, alongside failing to properly look after six other dogs.
His son Grant Leigh Junior, 30, also from Wythenshawe, admitted seven wildlife offences, hunting with dogs and keeping dogs in poor conditions.
Leigh Junior’s girlfriend Paris Jade Carding was found guilty of five offences, at Tameside Magistrates court.
The trio were arrested after a police rural crime officer was contacted anonymously, in October 2020, about posts and photos that had been posted in a private Facebook group.
The RSPCA along with Cheshire Police, launched an investigation and secured warrants for two addresses in Greater Manchester. As a result six dogs were removed and taken into RSPCA care and a number of mobile phones were also seized and forensically examined, revealing videos and photos of dogs engaged in hunting and fighting with wild animals such as badgers and foxes.
All three will be sentenced on 9 March.
Source: ITV news
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