A woman who left her dog to suffer with an injury which left half his face missing has been found guilty of causing the animal unnecessary suffering.

Theresa Dixon (DOB 01/02/60), of Boundary Road, Birkenhead, did not turn up at Wirral Magistrates’ Court yesterday for the hearing, however the bench found her guilty in her absence.

The court heard that Dixon took the eight-year-old German Shepherd-cross dog – named Lenny – to a vet on 31 May this year, claiming … Continue reading…

A couple who gave human medicines to seven cats with flu and tried to treat a kitten’s fractured leg using bathing salts have been disqualified from keeping animals for five years.

Susannah Self (DOB 21/5/91) and Magno Sousa (DOB 2/11/91), both of Grange Road, in Retford, Nottinghamshire, appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday 7 November) to be sentenced.

They were found guilty of three animal welfare offences following a trial in October.

The court heard that the RSPCA received … Continue reading…

A mum and daughter have been disqualified from keeping animals after a large number of dead guinea pigs were found at their home in Stoke-on-Trent.

Tonya Haughton (DOB 26/11/80) and Carmen Lyth (DOB 21/6/99), both of Blakelow Road, Stoke-on-Trent, appeared at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on Monday last week (30 October), where they pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to 11 guinea pigs and four rabbits.

Haughton was given a lifetime disqualification order, a 12-week prison sentence suspended for a … Continue reading…

A man who beat his daughter’s dog to death before dumping the body in an alleyway has pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the animal.

Alan Pownall (DOB 20/11/57), of Reay Court, Borough Road, in Seacombe, Wallasey, appeared at Wirral Magistrates’ court this afternoon (Friday 27 October), where he entered his plea.

The court heard that the body of the Staffordshire bull terrier, named Halo, was found lying on top of a children’s paddling pool and various rubbish in … Continue reading…

A Leicester woman has been disqualified from keeping dogs for a year after admitting to not caring for her dog properly, leading him to become underweight.

German Shepherd-cross Chase was also living in a room of the house with faeces on the floor and was clearly underweight when he was rescued by the RSPCA on 16 September last year.

On Wednesday (4 January), his former owner Georgina Inglis (DOB 18/11/1975), of Thurcroft Close, Leicester, appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court, where … Continue reading…