05/26/2015 12:20 EDT | Updated 05/25/2016 05:59 EDT

Joseph White, Vancouver Island man, guilty of beating dog with baseball bat

A Vancouver Island man has been found guilty of severely beating his dog with a baseball bat.

Joseph White was convicted of causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal. His dog Bryn, a pit bull mix, suffered multiple injuries to its legs, body, head and teeth.

It has since been rehabilitated and adopted by a foster family.

White's co-accused Elizabeth Johnston previously pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

White will be back in court later this month.