A Rotherham couple have been disqualified from keeping dogs after admitting offences relating to the illegal docking of seven puppies’ tails.


Joanne Glasby (D.O.B 29.09.68) and Wayne Glasby (D.O.B 01.12.81) of Cedric Crescent, Thurcroft appeared before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday (27 March).


At an earlier hearing they pleaded guilty to two offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006*.


RSPCA Inspector Leanne Booth said: “This case involved seven puppies whose tails had been illegally docked with lamb … Continue reading…

A man from Leeds has been jailed for causing suffering to a pony he overworked to the point of exhaustion at last year’s Appleby Horse Fair, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria. Little Ginger also had mouth injuries.


Robert Michael Hunter (D.O.B 30.10.84) of Scott Hall Road, Leeds appeared before Carlisle Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (26 March).


He pleaded guilty to three offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 – two of causing unnecessary suffering to Little Ginger by (1.) failing to … Continue reading…

A dog walker from Leeds has been disqualified from keeping dogs for two years after being caught on camera hitting a client’s pet Boxer.


Jacqui Wilkins (D.O.B 30.11.72) of Dorset Grove, Stanningley appeared before Leeds Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Monday 7 January).


She was due to stand trial but pleaded guilty to one offence under the Animal Welfare Act instead, admitting failing to meet the needs of Bella by rough handling, physical violence and intimidating behaviour.


RSPCA deputy … Continue reading…

Two cats were left alone in a filthy Port Talbot property for two weeks – costing one his life – in a “shocking example” of animal neglect, with the defendant handed a suspended prison sentence.

Celia Hart, aged 54, of Geifr Road, Margam, Port Talbot, pleaded guilty to two Animal Welfare Act offences at Swansea Magistrates Court and was sentenced on Tuesday (24 April).

Her two cats – Domino and Moses – were left alone in the home, described by … Continue reading…

A dog who cheated death after having her throat slit has been given a second chance at life – after surviving the horrific ordeal.

Lexi was held by her muzzle as previous owner David Owen took a smooth-bladed carving knife and sliced her throat, during an argument with his partner.

It left a deep wound which would have been fatal had the blade gone just one millimetre deeper. Instead she was left with the injury for four days, which had … Continue reading…