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Drunk mum threw ex-lover’s dog out the window ‘with clothes’ 30ft to its death

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    A Chihuahua was heard helplessly yelping on its 30ft plummet from being launched out a window.

    In a "terrible" drunken row, Kayleigh Smee grabbed hold of ex-lover's dog and launched it from a second-storey flat with clothes, she claims.

    Smee, 33, had been out drinking "substantial amount of alcohol" at a cocktail bar with her boyfriend Ryan Doe when they got back to her flat in Rochester, Kent on December 10, 2021.

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    As tensions boiled over in a furious argument, little Chihuahua Prince was caught in the firing line and was eventually put down by vets who tried treating his horrific injuries.

    A row broke out and Smee claimed her lover was violent and had damaged the door of the flat after she threw him out.

    Smee also claimed she had been subjected to physical violence during the row which alerted neighbours who then called the police.

    As he stood below her window, Smee began throwing out crockery before throwing out Prince. She claims her lover had often beaten the animal.

    Smee initially said she had not tossed the dog out of the window, but later said he may have been thrown out with the clothes.

    But in court Jeremy Cave, prosecuting on behalf of the RSPCA, said none of the eye witnesses saw any clothes on the ground, just the injured dog.

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    The mum-of-two is believed to be the first person in the UK to be sentenced under new guidelines that saw the maximum sentence rise from six months to five years in prison for causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.

    At her trial at Maidstone Crown Court she escaped with a 12-month jail sentence suspended for two years. She was also ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and attended 30 rehabilitation activity requirement days.

    The cost of the prosecution, just over £17,000, will be paid out of public funds. She is banned from owning or keeping a dog for 10 years.

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    Judge Philip Statman said: "Prince, this much loved little Chihuahua, died the most awful death which was wholly avoidable.
    "This was an ugly incident which happened spontaneously but was not done out of revenge."

    Neighbours, including a young child, witnessed the dog being hurled out of the window and heard it yelping in pain.

    Prince was taken for treatment by a vet after suffering bleeding and severe spasms but 12 hours later he was put down despite emergency treatment.

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