A man who failed to trim his donkeys’ overgrown hooves, leading three of them to suffer in pain, has been fined by magistrates.

James Derek Pickford (DOB 30/01/1935), of Lowe Hill, in Leek, Staffordshire, was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to three donkeys and failing to meet the needs of seven donkeys following a trial at North Staffordshire Justice Centre last week.

The court heard that the RSPCA had been in contact with Pickford before, and had given advice … Continue reading…

A woman has been fined and given a suspended prison sentence after she breached an animal disqualification order for a third time.

Donna Glenister, of Tapping Road, High Wycombe, appeared at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (12 July) to be sentenced on one offence of breaching a ban, of which she pleaded guilty to at an earlier hearing last month.

It is the third time Glenister has appeared before the courts for breaching a disqualification order – the first … Continue reading…

A mum and her two sons have been disqualified from keeping animals for 10 years after they starved their dogs.

The two dogs – Staffordshire terrier-type breeds Bruno and Roxy – were so thin that their ribs were clearly visible. They were also living in conditions described by the RSPCA as “atrocious”.

Michelle Baldwin, 40, Shaun Baldwin, 21, and Shane Baldwin, 19, of Masseyfield Road, in Runcorn, appeared at North Cheshire Magistrates’ Court on Thursday last week (6 July) to … Continue reading…

A dog who had been starved by his owner was so weak when he was rescued by the RSPCA that he could not make his way up the stairs of a vet practice.

Shaun Musson (DOB 25/3/92), of Chaucer Road, Chesterfield, appeared at Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Thurs 6 July), where he pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the Staffordshire bull terrier named Maxie.

The court heard that Maxie was given a low body score of one out of … 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…