A cat suffered after her owner killed her by hitting her over the head with a hammer three times, a court has heard.

The cat, called Lupo, could be heard screaming by neighbours during the early morning attack on 4 July last year in the garden of a house in Mulberry Gardens, in Bulwell, Nottingham.

Lupo’s owner Adrian Straw (DOB 23/6/63) appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (Friday 5 January) to be sentenced, after he pleaded guilty at an earlier … Continue reading…

A man who pinned two kittens to the floor and beat them to death has been jailed for 20 weeks.

Aaron Jay Barker, aged 26, of Songthrush Avenue, in Basford, Nottingham, was found guilty yesterday (Tuesday 19 December) of causing unnecessary suffering to the two kittens following a two-day trial at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

The court case heard evidence from an RSPCA inspector who investigated the case, and from vet experts.

The prosecution was brought by the RSPCA after Barker … Continue reading…

A woman who abandoned two cats in a house, which led to their deaths from starvation, has been disqualified from keeping animals for life.

Karen Whittingham (DOB 16/08/1972), of Winsford Avenue, Kingswinford, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday 6 December) to be sentenced for causing unnecessary suffering to the two cats by failing to feed them, and for failing to ensure the cats were housed in a suitable environment.

Whittingham was found guilty of the three offences in her … Continue reading…