A Middlesbrough man who failed to seek treatment for his dog who had a potato stuck in his throat and a dish cloth in his stomach has been given a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from keeping animals. 

 

Steven Anthony Harrison (D.O.B 12.08.85) of Central Mews, Middlesbrough appeared before Teesside Magistrates’ Court last Friday (31 January) for sentencing. 

 

After an earlier trial, he was convicted of two offences, one of causing unnecessary suffering and one of failing to … Continue reading…

A woman from Castleford has been given a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from keeping all animals for life after an RSPCA prosecution. 

 

Victoria Louise Chamberlain (D.O.B 06.09.99) of Moor Road, Featherstone, Pontefract appeared before Leeds Magistrates’ Court last Tuesday (3 December).

 

She was convicted in her absence of two offences* on Friday 22 November – one of causing unnecessary suffering to Sasha by failing to provide vet treatment and one of causing unnecessary suffering to her by … 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 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…