A man has been banned from keeping pets for ten years after he was filmed apparently slamming a dog onto a balcony floor.

Jay Mayor-Carty of Hedge Lane, Palmers Green, was found guilty at Willesden Magistrates Court on December 7 of causing unnecessary suffering to French bulldog Kobe.

The RSPCA was called in after a man was filmed appearing to slam a dog down onto a balcony floor at Waldegrave Point, in Green Street, Park Royal, three times and possibly stamping on the dog on August 6, 2022.

When RSPCA Inspector Francesca Tambini arrived at the address later that day, Kobe was present.

Kobe belonged to Mayor-Carty’s then girlfriend, but he was looking after him while she was away for a few days.

Kobe appeared to have very red eyes, which Mayor-Carty claimed was due to heatstroke.

Enfield Independent: French bulldog Kobe was beaten so badly his eye haemorrhagedFrench bulldog Kobe was beaten so badly his eye haemorrhaged (Image: RSPCA)


Suspecting animal cruelty, Inspector Tambini attended with police the next day to take the dog to the vet.

When the inspector and police arrived, the dog’s owner had since returned and said Kobe was being treated for skin allergies.

The vet confirmed that the haemorrhaging and swelling of Kobe’s eyes were not consistent with heatstroke or allergies, and that he was fearful and head shy when being examined.

The vet suspected injuries caused by blunt force trauma and concluded that he had suffered for a number of days.

An expert vet confirmed that the severity of the injuries was not consistent with an allergy, heatstroke or the dog running into another dog or hard object.

He added: "In my opinion Kobe was caused to suffer due to the person responsible for the welfare of this animal failing to seek prompt veterinary advice regarding the eye condition."

He added that Kobe would have been suffering for 20 hours or more.

The RSPCA said Mayor-Carty did not accept slamming the dog into the balcony three times but accepted that he was found guilty of this.

He was also sentenced to a 12 month community order, including 150 hours' unpaid work and a 15-day rehabilitation activity requirement.

The couple have since split up and Kobe has fully recovered and is back with his owner. 

Inspector Tambini said: “This was an awful case, Kobe had suffered terrible cruelty at the hands of a man who was supposed to be caring for him while his owner was absent.

"His owner had no idea that her partner was capable of such a violent act. 

“Witnesses described seeing him being slammed onto the ground three times and possibly stamped on. His injuries were consistent with blunt force trauma and it’s clear he would have suffered, especially given the lack of vet attention following the incident. 

“We’re pleased that Kobe is now safe.”