A woman who starved her pony – despite having bales of hay which she had failed to put down for the animal – has been jailed.

Judith Bedson (DOB 13/01/1967), of Longton Road, Stone, in Staffordshire, was found guilty at a trial last month of two offences – causing unnecessary suffering to the three-year-old piebald cob colt named Apache, between 20 April 2016 and 20 May 2016, and  failing to meet his needs between 20 January 2016 and 20 May … Continue reading…

A man whose pet dalmatian was found in an emaciated state by workmen has been disqualified from keeping animals for ten years.

Alastair Watt (DOB 22/08/1971) of Sherwood Road, Worksop, was sentenced today (Wednesday 13 September) at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the puppy, called Penny.

The court heard that Penny was seen by builders who were at Watt’s house to carry out some work. They found eight-month-old Penny in a crate with no … 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…

A man has been fined by the courts after he admitted leaving cat food laced with antifreeze in his front garden, which led to the death of a neighbour’s cat.

Stephen Welch (DOB 11/01/1958), of Snowshill Close, Daventry, appeared at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (3 January), where he pleaded guilty to leaving out the antifreeze, under section 7 of the Animal Welfare Act, in a case brought by the RSPCA.

Magistrates fined him £746 and ordered him to pay … 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…