A man involved in dog fighting has been banned from keeping dogs for life.
Police swooped on Quadir Ahmed, 23, of Perth Street, Accrington in November 2008 when they found he had an illegal pit bull-type dog.
Chris Wyatt, representing the RSPCA said Ahmed had come to the police's attention when he had attended the court case of dog fighter Liaquat Ali, 40, of Steiner Street in November 2008.
Footage shown during Ali's case showed two dogs fighting with each other in the street, while people stood around watching.
RSPCA inspectors found Ahmed had a pit bull-type dog, the same as the one seen in the video which is illegal under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Mr Wyatt said: "The RSPCA view is that this is not a family pet , it has been bred as a fighting animal."
"During questioning, he denied the fight was organised and said he was holding the dog for a friend and said it pulled him across the street."
Ahmed had previously been found guilty of causing a dog to fight and possessing a pit bull-type dog under the Dangerous Dogs Act and Animal Welfare Act.
At the hearing on Tuesday (March 30), he also pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage which involved kicking in a door belonging to his girlfriend's mother.
The court heard the incident took place on March 12 when he was asked to leave her house and returned drunk, kicking the door until he forced his way into the house.
When told the police had been called, he then fled.
Ahmed appeared before Hyndburn Magistrates by video link from prison, as he was already serving a 28-week sentence for an unrelated assault.
As well as the life-time ban from keeping dogs, he was given a conditional discharge for two years and ordered to pay £350 compensation for the criminal damage.
Speaking after the case, RSPCA Chief Inspector Ian Briggs said: "Under the circumstances, a life-time ban is a good result.
"This is a very serious offence involving animal cruelty and a life-time ban is appropriate for what he has done.
"Dog fighting is a major problem at the moment and it is unfortunately involving more and more people nationally.
"There was no thought given to the animal or its suffering.
"Very often this is a gang-related activity where people will buy pit bull-type dogs as a status or macho-type symbol.
"He obviously does not perceive this as wrong, but this obviously involves fighting dogs in the streets which makes it even more dangerous."
Mr Briggs added: "This is the final piece of the jigsaw for Operation Musket which was originally launched to target dog fighters in the Accrington area.
"It shows we will continue to pursue dog fighters and bring them to justice, even when they might think they have dodged the courts."